Horns (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
120 minutes /

User Score: 58/100

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Horns Review


In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Horns (2013) is an American-Canadian fantasy horror movie that contains dark humor and elements. Horns is based on Joe Hill‘s novel, Horns. Director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008), High Tension (2003), P2 (2007)) could have executed this movie with more flare. Horns contain sexual content, graphic nudity, thrills, violence, bad language, drug use, frightening scenes, demons, dark humor and evil.

Horn is about Ig Perrish ( Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)) trying to prove his innocence. He is accused of raping and killing his girlfriend Merrin Williams ( Juno Temple - The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Atonement (2007), Maleficent (2014)) of many years. Ig tries to convince all the townspeople that he is innocent and he did not murder the love of his life, but no one believes him. Ig later grew horns that he has no clue of how it happens and tries his best to get rid of it. The horns gave him paranormal abilities, and he can now tell people what to do and everyone who is around him, says what they are really thinking.

Ig tried surgery, banging his horns against concrete and several other methods to try to take the evil horns out. He soon learns to use the horns to get information from people to find out who the killer is. As he tries to find the real killer, his emotions get the best of him and consumes him with evil. He soon turns into a vengeful person. He made people act on their desires without a second thought and told people to do things that he would not have done a few days ago. I was in awww after his parents told him how they really felt about him. His brother really do truly loves him. I tried guessing who the murderer was and could not until the end when I ran out of choices.

Horns was a very difficult movie to watch because of the slow pace of the movie. I had to refrain myself from falling asleep during the first 30-40 minutes. The movie was intriguing and captured my attention after the first 30-40 minutes. For all of you who would like to watch this movie, give it a try, it gets good after the horns are introduced, and he discovers his special abilities. The performance was awesome, and all the characters did a fantastic job with their parts. Merrin and Ig’s performance of their relationship was unremarkably believable - could not tell if they were acting at all. I love how the director chose to end the movie with the beginning scene which explains why she said “love me for the rest of my life." It was a sweet movie with dark evil and eerie snakes. I would probably watch the movie again to see if I missed anything.

About Horns 2013

Title: Horns
Year: 2013
Runtime: 120 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 33 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 33
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Michael Adamthwaite, James Remar, David Morse, Reese Alexander, John Stewart, Don Thompson, Nels Lennarson, Heather Graham, Joe Anderson, Marilyn Norry, Jay Brazeau, Kathleen Quinlan, Daniel Radcliffe, Panou, Juno Temple, Christine Willes, Laine MacNeil, Desiree Zurowski, Max Minghella, Dean Wray, Meredith McGeachie, Gemma Bird Matheson, Jared Ager-Foster, Kelli Garner, Sarah Boey, Cameron McDonald, Graem Beddoes, Pesi Daruwalla, Ryan Clare, Richard Mitchell
Writers: Keith Bunin, Joe Hill
Director: Alexandre Aja