‘Horns’ (2013) – A Supernatural Fantasy Mystery

‘Horns’ (2013) – A Supernatural Fantasy Mystery

Daniel Radcliffe’s “Horns” is a supernatural fantasy mystery based on a novel by Joe Hill. To begin with, I never have read any of Hill’s literary pieces, so my observations will be fresh. “Horns,” tells the story of Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) who is accused of murdering his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple).

While his whole town and even his family members are sure of he is the actual culprit, in despair, he wakes up one morning with horns starting to grow up from his head. With the pair of horns, Ig starts realizing that there is some mysterious power in him that drives everyone crazy to accept their sins and unspeakable truth.

Ig also gains incredible power and the company of a horde of snakes. With the help of some supernatural power, Ig tries to discover the events and circumstances that lead to the murder of his girlfriend.

This is where you might get the feeling of “Horns” going to the way of a fable or Radcliffe’s career-defining roles in the popular Harry Potter series. However, director Alexandre Aja’s treatment of the film in which he combined so many things such as murder mystery, supernatural power, religious overtones, and wizardly acts, don’t really result in a cohesive effect.

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Undoubtedly, Daniel Radcliffe has yet again done a very different role in a constant effort to cast off the iconic character of Harry Potter. Somehow the mixture of too many things in “Horns” only makes it a romantic tragedy with some mystery in it.

Movie Name – Horns
The Daniel Radcliffe starrer 2013-released  “Horns” is a dark fantasy horror film based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Heather Graham, and Max Minghella.
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Genre: Mystery, Suspense and Drama
Screenplay by Keith Bunin
Cinematography: Frederick Elmes
Release Date/Year: September 6, 2013 (TIFF), October 6, 2014

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