I personally like a good horror movie, especially when it is based on a book by the son of The King of Horror himself… yes you guessed it Stephen King. Joe Hill’s [Horns](movie:466677) is finally hitting the big screen! If you like spoilers as much as I do, then sit tight for more to come. If not… then go and feast your eyes on the book or watch the trailer before you spoil your appetite reading this. You have been warned!
Horns is about a mid 20’s Ignatius “Ig” Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) who is wrongfully accused of killing his girlfriend. Ig later sprouts horns from his temples which give him the ability to reveal everyone’s darkest desires and secrets. He decides to use this believed curse as a blessing to find the true murderer behind Merrin’s death.
Almost sounds like something from a superhero comic, but with a horrifying aspect. I mean who wouldn’t want to have the ability to know what people are really thinking inside. To add on to that the book is like a reverse Pinocchio story. Instead of growing a long nose for each lie you told, you grow horns for each lie being exposed to you. Me personally, if I had to choose, I’d go with the horns.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Why should I watch this movie?” I would like to answer that question by giving you the following reasons:
It is adapted from the book, under the same name, by Joe Hill who was pretty much heavily influenced by his father, Stephen King. Having ghost stories read to Hill as he was growing up, we can expect the same type of horror to happen on the big screen. Like father like son.
Daniel Radcliffe will be playing the main character Ig. He has had his fair share in using dark magic to thwart out evil in the Harry Potter franchises. Radcliffe later faced evil paranormal forces in The Woman in Black. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see him portrayed as the embodiment of evil in this movie adaption.
The trailer! I mean have you seen the trailer? It is chuck full of eye popping scenes that make you want to see the whole movie now! You’ve got a love story, betrayal, comic relief, action, fire, snakes and Horns!
This will be the first of many books that Hill has written to hit the big screen. He is well on his way in following his father’s footsteps in bringing a new type of horror to the audience. Along with Hill’s writings, here are some that are in movie production as we speak.
Locke & Key was initially pitched for a TV series but wasn’t picked up. It is now in the works of becoming a trilogy in a film adaption. It is about a family living in a New England house with keys that open doorways beyond our imagination. One door should not be opened, for it is housed by a parasitic entity that wants to enslave mankind.
Twittering from the Circus of the Dead will be interesting to see on the big screen. It is a short story from tweets of a young girl experiencing a family road trip to a circus that isn’t what it seems.
What do you think? Will Horns ignite your fiery passion in horror movies or will it just go down in flames?