The root of all evil!
This film has an epic cast. We’re talking Daniel Radcliffe, David Morse, Heather Graham, and James Remar, to name a few, in the adaptation of a novel by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, directed by master of horror Alexandre Aja. Ten minutes in, you’re bombarded with reasons to love this movie unconditionally. Give it twenty minutes and you’ll never leave your seat.
So, Ig, played by Radcliffe, grows horns, one morning, and it changes his life. Not only do the horns make people uncomfortably honest towards Ig, they make them take action on their darkest desires. This takes both comedic and dramatic turns, depending on the situation. There are tongue-in-cheek moments, but the script will break your heart as soon as you drop your guard.
We go back and forth in time, from Ig’s teenage years until now, and that’s how a simple story ends up with a running time of about two hours. The film is predictable, but not down to the last detail. On a technical level, Horns is spotless. It’s directed beautifully, with elegance and perfect timing, and the effects are convincing on set and in post. Horns is nothing short of a revelation.