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.
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.