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Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of horns growing from his head, in this offbeat supernatural thriller from horror ace Alexandre Aja (Haute tension, Piranha 3D).
When his longtime girlfriend Merrin (Juno
Temple) is brutally murdered, Ignatius "Ig"
Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is blamed by
many in his small town for her death. While
the case remains open, public opinion has
already condemned Ig for the crime, and
the media are poised to crucify him. In the
wake of this tragedy, Ig awakens one day to
find horns growing from his head.
Suddenly, people start being strangely
honest with Ig, confessing their darkest
desires and most hidden secrets. As everyone —
friends, family and strangers alike — is
compelled to confess to him their ugliest
impulses, Ig struggles to understand his
newfound power and how he might be able
to use it to find Merrin's real killer.
Fantastically unsettling, especially for
those with an aversion to snakes, Horns
blurs the lines between reality and fantasy
as the dark mystery is slowly brought to
light. The Pacific Northwest setting and
surreal storyline are evocative of the much beloved
cult hit Twin Peaks.
Alexandre Aja burst onto the genre scene
with the premiere of Haute Tension as part
of Midnight Madness in 2003, becoming
one of the freshest voices in international
horror. He has continued to thrill audiences
with fun horror fare such as The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha 3D. Based on the
novel by emerging horror author Joe Hill,
Horns marks a departure for the director
into more elevated territory, and fans of his
work will be richly rewarded by his maturing
- Alexandre Aja
- Alexandre Aja was born in Paris.
He directed the short film Over the
Rainbow (97) before making his
feature debut with Furia (99). His directorial
credits include Haute Tension
(03), which screened at the Festival,
The Hills Have Eyes (06), Mirrors (08),
Piranha (10), and Horns (13).