Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Movie Challenge: Horns (2013)

Ig Parish is having a terrible day.  His girlfriend was raped and murdered and now he has these two horns growing from his head.  Now everyone wants to tell him their deepest, darkest secrets.

Horns (2013) marks the return of both Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple to my horror reviews.  I have made a couple of decisions here.  First, Daniel Radcliffe is a phenomenal actor.  Second, Juno Temple is not.  Sorry. I really wanted to like her but she just was not that good in this.

The story here is interesting and Daniel Radcliffe makes Ig as about as distant from Harry Potter as you can make it.  No reason is given as to why he grows these horns and gains his powers, but none it really needed.

Game wise I think I want to redouble my reclassification of fiends and only have devils as fallen angels.  Everything else is a demon or something like that.

9 Watched / 7 New


A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I really want to watch this one. It is on my "Watch ASAP" list :)

Unknown said...

This movie surprised me with how good it was. Daniel Radcliffe was indeed excellent, but there were some other good performances as well. But really it was the story that got me - they didn't go overboard trying to explain every little detail with out of place exposition, they just let things happen along the way to a nice (sort of) surprise ending. I really like the subtle and not so subtle effects that Daniel's character had on everyone else as he was developing his powers.

Tim Emrick said...

BTW, have you seen Ink (2009)? http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1071804/ It's rather surreal, and IMO, more genuinely creepy than many other horror movies I've seen.