One of the films to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival was Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel “Horns.” Like the book, the film centers on the story of a young man named Ig Perrish. Ig is the sole suspect for the rape and murder of his late girlfriend, Merrin, even though there’s no physical evidence. After a series of drunken incidents on the anniversary of her death, Ig wakes up that morning with a pair of horns growing from his head. These horns grant him various powers, including the ability to have people confess their deepest darkest thoughts to him, and he uses these powers to try and find out who killed his beloved Merrin.
The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig and Juno Temple as Merrin, with Max Minghella, Joe Anderson,Kelli Garner, and Dexter’s James Remar rounding out the cast. It seems that critics have received the film positively, praising the film for its unique story and the cast.
In an interesting twist, a clip from the film has made its way online, before any teaser trailers or cast interviews. The clip details Ig meeting with Merrin’s father.
I was already psyched to see a film adaptation of Hill’s novel, which I loved, but this really made me a lot more impressed and hungry to see the real thing. This clip has plenty of emotion and style to it. At this point, I’m at the “Shut up and take my money” stage.
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