Do you like demons? Do you like horns? Do you like Harry Potter? Then read our review.
|"Do you want to see my snake?"|
The film is a genre bending mix of fantasy, horror, mystery, and stylized thriller that culminates in an adult Daniel Radcliffe shedding his Harry Potter persona for a more adult oriented movie about murder, mayhem, and an anti-hero with demon horns. While its not as steady a piece as some of Aja's previous genre entries, its a nice change of pace that lets him try something new that audiences haven't seen before. To top it off, Radcliffe really does a phenomenal job leaving behind the character that defined his childhood. He tranforms in to the desperate character of Ig seamlessly and becomes a drunken, slovenly, suspect of murder that ends up with mysterious demon horns. Sound fun yet?
|"They told me this picture kinda|
looked like The Fault In Our Stars.
I said so what!
Demon horns, bitches."
If you're looking for a straightforward Aja horror flick, Horns is not it. The story is a weird mash-up of numerous murder plots we've seen before while maintaining a certain independent feel that's continually fueled by sexy indie darling Juno Temple and a reinvigorated Daniel Radcliffe. Every once in while it's cool to watch a child actor move on to new things by not becoming that cliched picture of failed adult stardom. Radcliffe is really good in Horns. He feels different, renewed, and creatively inspired.