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Horns (2014)



Critic Consensus: Horns is a bit of a tonal jumble, but it offers enough thoughtful horror-comedy -- and strong work from Daniel Radcliffe -- to hook genre enthusiasts.

Movie Info

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter" films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer. (c) Radius-TWCmore
Rating: R (for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Keith Bunin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2015
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Daniel Radcliffe
as Ignatius Perrish
Juno Temple
as Merrin Williams
Max Minghella
as Lee Tourneau
Joe Anderson (VI)
as Terry Perrish
James Remar
as Derrick Perrish
Kelli Garner
as Glenna Shepherd
Kathleen Quinlan
as Lydia Perrish
David Morse
as Dale Williams
Nels Leonardson
as Wallace Sturtz
Don Thompson
as Al O'Hara
Jay Brazeau
as Father Mould
Alex Zahara
as Dr. Renald
Kendra Anderson
as Nurse Delilah
Christine Willes
as Receptionist
Meredith McGeatchie
as Mary, Young Mother
Sarah Boey
as Little Girl
as Golf Pro
Reese Alexander
as TV Reporter
Desiree Zurowski
as Radio Reporter
Marilyn Norry
as Protester
Nancy Sivak
as Mrs. Tourneau
Cameron McDonald
as E.R. Doctor
John Stewart
as Diner Manager
Dean Wray
as Stan, the Barfly
Graem Beddoes
as Unemployed Barfly
Eric Pollins
as Exhibitionist Barfly
Pesi Daruwalla
as Antique Store Owner
Ryan Clare
as Terry's Bass Player
Richard Mitchell
as Terry's Jazz Quintet
Kieron Rhys Lillo
as Terry's Jazz Quintet
Tyson Sully
as Terry's Jazz Quintet
Mitchell Kummen
as Ig Perrish at 13
Sabrina Carpenter
as Merrin Williams at 1...
Laine MacNeil
as Glenna Shepherd at 1...
Dylan Schmid
as Lee Tourneau at 13
Jared Ager-Foster
as Terry Perrish at 15
Jared Ager
as Foster-Terry Perrish...
Erik McNamee
as Eric Hannity at 15
Laine MacNeil
as Glenna Shepherd at 1...
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Critic Reviews for Horns

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (31)

It seems to have been made by people who couldn't decide if their film was a horror flick, a whodunit, or a Hellboy knockoff.

Full Review… | November 5, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

At nearly two hours, "Horns" is about 30 minutes longer than it needs to be. But it's doubtful even a shorter version would cure what ails this film. Maybe you have to be tripped out on LSD to appreciate it.

Full Review… | August 1, 2015
News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

Draws out a heretofore unseen compassion in Aja, who dials the grue way down and focuses on the terrific cast he's hired.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

There are times when you will want to look away from the horrors shown on the screen but it will be hard to wipe the smile off your face.

Full Review… | March 6, 2015
FILMINK (Australia)

Horns appears to be of the persuasion that everybody is a liar and inherently evil, and it's a disappointingly one-note approach to a premise that could use a lighter touch.

Full Review… | January 9, 2015
Consequence of Sound

Daniel Radcliffe gives an absolutely incredible performance that Horns doesn't really seem to fully appreciate. But the ludicrous ending derails the film from what was otherwise a gripping mystery thriller.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015

Audience Reviews for Horns


An insufferably disjointed and overlong film that has serious trouble defining the rules of its universe and suffers from a messy structure, expository narration, intrusive flashbacks, predictable revelations (when not ridiculously sentimental) and a heap of clichés.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Based on the book by Joe Hill, "Horns" explores the dynamic between good and evil in very theatrical terms. For one thing, Daniel Radcliffe's character Ig is a stereotypically broken, alcoholic, trashed young man, who is trying to come to grips with the death of his girlfriend, as well as an entire town thinking he was the one who killed her. Steeped in the huge mountains of Washington state, and the lore of heaven and hell, this story follows Joe's investigation into finding Merrin's (Temple) real killer.

Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/new-blog-1/2015/3/26/horns

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Delightful, funny and quirky -- with a mystery to boot. Radcliffe does a good job showing he has range beyond Harry Potter. It's a nice, strange diversion for a slow Saturday night.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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