Director Alexandre Aja‘s latest outing, Horns, premiered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival this week and can best be described as a supernatural horror/romance, but don’t let that put you off. The script is adapted from the novel of the same name from writer Joe Hill (son of a certain Stephen King) who is certainly at the top of his horror/fantasy game and he worked in close collaboration with Aja to create the final script (read our Aja interview here for more details).
The first actual clip from the film has now been released and shows Daniel Radcliffe potraying the desperate protagonist, Ig, whose girlfriend (Juno Temple) is brutally raped and murdered, with everyone believing Ig is to blame. Whilst Radcliffe’s character finds himself with the devilish power to influence people’s minds, unfortunatelt for him he is powerless to convince anyone to perform good deeds.
One question on everybody’s mind has long been “Won’t everyone get a bit suspicious with those great big horns on his brow?” and the answer is simple: No one ever suspects a thing thanks to his new found mind control powers, even when he heads to the local GP for a check up.
Based on early festival reviews Horns is still high up there on our list of films to see and, with Lionsgate having picked up the UK distribution rights, it is expected to release some time in 2014. We’ll leave you with the aforementioned clip via Collider.