Horns

Horns

Radcliffe will portray the number one suspect for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. He 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 impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy.

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[TIFF '13] Festival Posters For Alex Aja's 'Horns'!

High Tension director Alex Aja returned to horror greatness with Horns, which just world premiered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. Bloody Disgusting’s Mike Pereira was a huge fan – read his review here – calling it “an audacious, wonderfully twisted romantic horror fantasy.”

Thanks to Jonny Bunning we now have a look at a pair of festival one-sheets for the Daniel Radcliffe starrer in which he plays a young man who awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Max Minghella, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar also star in the film still seeking U.S. distribution. Watch for news on that soon. READ MORE

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[TIFF '13 Review] Mike Pereira Says Alex Aja's 'Horns' Goes For the Knockout!

Celebrating his tenth year in covering the Toronto International Film Festival for Bloody Disgusting, it feels a bit like fate that Mike Pereira is writing about Alex Aja’s newest genre flick, Horns, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young man who awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples. Ten years ago, Mike was one of the first ever to attend a film festival and write about it on the Web – he personally helped Bloody Disgusting become the largest horror website in the world. His first review ever? How about Alex Aja’s breakthrough French slasher Haute Tension? Talk about full circle…

In his review of Horns, Mike explains that Aja doesn’t throw jabs, he goes straight for the knockout punch: “I always feel unsettled and untrusting in Aja because of his tendency to hit the viewer hard without a hint of notice. That tension is present all throughout Horns,” he writes. “When the violence explodes, you’ll no doubt react. KNB EFX has done yet another first-rate job especially with Ig’s ever-changing make-up. The ambitious CGI work is also very impressive.

With Horns, Aja has shown his greatest leap as a filmmaker thus far,” he adds. “Horns is an audacious, wonderfully twisted romantic horror fantasy. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen and probably will see from the genre in some time.

Watch for more out of TIFF in the coming week. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikePereira21. READ MORE

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[BD Review] Daniel Radcliffe Shines In The Twisted Romantic Horror/Fantasy 'Horns'!

I’ve always had an affinity for films that boldly walk the tightrope, that very fine line that could lead to either success or a flat-out disaster. Whatever group a particular work falls into, it almost always results in a riveting time at the cinema. Director Alexandre Aja who’s responsible for genre favourites such as High Tension and the stellar remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha is the latest filmmaker risking it all with his most recent offering, Horns. It’s easily his biggest leap forward as an artist.

Horns is about Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), a young man who finds himself accused of the murder of his soulmate Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). One day, he wakes up to find horns growing out of his head. Somehow this gives him the ability to force people he comes in contact with to tell the truth and reveal their secrets. Ig uses his newfound ability to help solve the mystery behind Merrin’s death. A premise this outside of the box could easily be a recipe for disaster. Thankfully Aja gets the tone spot on from the start and never lets it slip. Horns marvellously succeeds as not only an affecting romantic fairy tale but as well as a dark comedy and a compelling mystery. The sequences in which people around Ig’s horns begin to reveal some truly outrageous, twisted secrets are pretty hysterical without ever edging into camp. The romance between the two leads is beautifully understated and the mystery element is involving.

It definitely helps that Aja is backed by an excellent cast (which also includes Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Max Minghella, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan and a very memorable turn by Heather Graham) that handles the material pitch-perfectly despite how silly the story can get. The real revelation in Horns and most likely the main reason for its success has got to be Daniel Radcliffe’s strong performance. If any role can help shed away the Harry Potter label thus far, this is it. His focus and commitment scene after scene is a marvel to behold. He definitely anchors the picture at its most venerable state especially during the violent, over-stuffed third act. I haven’t read the book so I’m not sure how true to source the final product ends up being. Author Joe Hill was at the premiere screening and he seemed genuinely pleased by the final results.

Aja has attempted something different with every project but still sticking within the horror genre. The one thing that connects his body of work is that signature brutality and ferocious edge. Even something as humorous as Piranha shocked me with its unflinching violence especially during the now iconic spring break massacre. I always feel unsettled and untrusting in Aja because of his tendency to hit the viewer hard without a hint of notice. That tension is present all throughout Horns. When the violence explodes, you’ll no doubt react. KNB EFX has done yet another first-rate job especially with Ig’s ever-changing make-up. The ambitious CGI work is also very impressive.

With Horns, Aja has shown his greatest leap as a filmmaker thus far. The delicacy in which he handles the love story is prime example. Despite its share of contrivances, I was invested in these characters and captivated by this unusual tale. Horns is an audacious, wonderfully twisted romantic horror fantasy. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen and probably will see from the genre in some time.

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[TV] Next On "Dexter"; A Clip Looks At The Season Ahead

The 8th and final season of “Dexter” premiered tonight, and I’m actually going to try to watch it. Having not yet seen tonight’s episode, I’m taking a pass on this video for now. It’s my hope that this season really swings for the fences in terms of tying everything up (I didn’t like the last few years, having checked in and ou of them as my interest waned). Having dug the first 3 or 4 seasons, it would be nice if it hit that level of quality again.

The series also stars Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson, and James Remar. Season 8 guest stars include Yvonne Strahovski, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, Julian Sands, and Sean Patrick Flanery.

“Dexter” returned June 30 to Showtime. READ MORE

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Visual Effects Work holding Up Alex Aja's 'Horns'

Wondering what happened to the Daniel Radcliffe starrer horror film Horns?

Struggling visual-effects studio Newbreed will have to ship out work on the upcoming Alex Aja-directed Horns to another company, TheWrap has learned.

Horns producers Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite Pictures have yet to decide what company will be awarded the additional work.

Newbreed was awarded 200 shots on Horns, and the initial delivery date was pushed from May to July, Lalumiere said.

The horror film centers on a young man (Radcliffe) who wakes up with Horns after his girlfriend dies mysteriously. It is scheduled for release on Oct. 11, 2013.

Yoou can get the full story at the above link.

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Daniel Radcliffe Woke Up Shocked At His Bizarre 'Horns' Role

MTV hit up Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where they got him to speak briefly on his role in Alexandre Aja’s Horns, as well as his interest in Max Landis’ script for a Frankenstein film.

A few weeks after we finished, I woke up one morning thinking, ‘What was that? What was that film I just did?’ It’s so crazy,” Radcliffe said of working on Horns, where he plays a man who 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 impulses. “I feel like I have less concept of what it’s going to be now than when I first started, which is bizarre, but it’s very exciting.

Speaking on the bizarre aspects of the film, “I got to have burn make-up on, and then I got to come out of the Pacific Ocean after having been burned alive and drowned — and I survived that because I’m a boss.

He also confirmed that he’s interest in working on Chronicle scribe Max Landis’ Frankenstein project, which would cast him in a hunchbacked, Igor-type role. “I love that script… but to say it’s in any way an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is probably [not accurate]. It’s a Max Landis script so anyone familiar with his work [will] have some sense of what that means.

Horns is currently in post production. READ MORE

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Holy Crap, It's Daniel Radcliffe With 'Horns'!

Horror fav Alex Aja (High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha 3D) is finally back behind cameras with Horns, an adaptation of Joe Hill’s story that will star Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar.

EW has landed the first teaser image that shows us our first look at The Woman in Black star Radcliffe with a pair of horns. “It’s a very, very different type of part than anything I’ve done before,” teases Radcliffe. Today marked the first time the actor settled into a Vancouver makeup chair for several hours of prosthetics application.

Radcliffe will portray the number one suspect for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. He 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 impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy.

He describes his new role as “deeply emotional and also incredibly outrageous in some ways.” Says Radcliffe, “To play somebody who, in the midst of a time in his life of great turmoil anyway, undergoes this horrific transformation into a devil character — it was very, very exciting.READ MORE

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"Dexter"'s Dad Grows 'Horns' For Mandalay Pictures

James Remar (pictured), who plays Dexter’s dad in Showtime’s serial killer drama “Dexter,” has joined the cast of Mandalay Pictures’ Horns, reports Variety.

Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson and Kelli Garner also star, with Alexandre Aja helming. Red Granite Pictures is financing and co-producing.

The pic revolves around a man (Radcliffe) who finds that the horns growing out of his head drive people to confess their sins and give in to their impulses.

Remar, repped by Gersh and Lighthouse Entertainment, is a regular on Showtime’s “Dexter” and will be seen later this year in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. READ MORE

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The Unborn

The psychological thriller follows an 18-year-old who is haunted by a Dybbuk – the soul of a dead person barred from heaven – in the form of a young boy who perished in Auschwitz. Click here for a long synopsis.

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Tales from the Crypt: Season 3 (V)

Yes, that die-abolical punster and bone-a-fide ghoul of your dreams the Crypt Keeper is back to host this scare-rific collection of all 14 complete and uncut episodes from Season 3 of the series that ran seven memorably spooktacular seasons. Among the tales spilling out of the vault are Loved to Death, with Mariel Hemingway as a woman zapped by a love potion; Top Billing, starring Jon Lovitz as a struggling actor who’ll do anything for a part; and Dead Wait, with Whoopi Goldberg as an occult priestess who knows who do that voodoo. Doo yourself a favor and dig into this merrily macabre mix. 25. 3-1 15-Jun-1991 The Trap
26. 3-2 15-Jun-1991 Loved to Death
27. 3-3 15-Jun-1991 Carrion Death
28. 3-4 19-Jun-1991 Abra Cadaver
29. 3-5 26-Jun-1991 Top Billing
30. 3-6 03-Jul-1991 Dead Wait
31. 3-7 10-Jul-1991 The Reluctant Vampire
32. 3-8 17-Jul-1991 Easel Kill Ya
33. 3-9 24-Jul-1991 Undertaking Palor
34. 3-10 31-Jul-1991 Mournin’ Mess
35. 3-11 07-Aug-1991 Split Second
36. 3-12 14-Aug-1991 Deadline
37. 3-13 21-Aug-1991 Spoiled
38. 3-14 28-Aug-1991 Yellow