Horns | Chicago Reader


Rated R 121 minutes 2014

French schlockmeister Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Piranha 3D) ventures into Grimm brothers territory and acquits himself surprisingly well; however crass and mean-spirited this 2013 fantasy gets, the handling of fairytale conventions is sincere, which gives the film an emotional weight. A small-town radio DJ (Daniel Radcliffe), accused of murdering his angelic girlfriend (Juno Temple), is ostracized by the community and grows horns that cause the people he encounters to act on their worst impulses. The filmmakers milk this premise for plenty of gross-out gags (which they deliver with undeniable panache) without really subverting the story's inherent puritanism. Keith Bunin adapted a novel by Joe Hill (aka Joseph Hillstrom King, son of Stephen); with Max Minghella, David Morse, and Heather Graham.

Film Credits

Director: Alexandre Aja

Producer: Cathy Schulman, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Alexandre Aja, Joe Gatta, Joe Hill, Adam Stone and Shawn Williamson

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar



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