Film review: Horns

Something wicked this way comes as Harry Potter heartthrob Daniel Radcliffe becomes a horny little devil in Alexandre Aja’s quirky supernatural thriller.

Lord Voldemort would be proud of his transformation into a vengeful, flame-spewing demon, whose presence compels the damned to succumb to their most primal impulses.

Undated Film Still Handout from Horns. Pictured: Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews .

Undated Film Still Handout from Horns. Pictured: Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews .

Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) only has eyes for neighbour Merrin Williams (Juno Temple).

Their romance blossoms in childhood when they play together as part of a gang with Ig’s older brother Terry (Joe Anderson) and good friend Lee (Max Minghella). On the day that Ig is poised to go down on bended knee, Merrin orchestrates a very public break-up in a diner.

The following morning, police discover Merrin’s lifeless body below her favourite treehouse in the forest and a drunken and dishevelled Ig in his car with no memory of the night before.

After a night of excessive booze - a pitiful attempt to salve his grief - Ig regains consciousness with a raging hangover and discovers that he has a pair of horns growing out of his head.

The devilish outcrops compel locals to confess their sins and Ig realises he can exploit his new-found powers of persuasion.