Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliff) is labeled as a killer when his girlfriend is mysteriously murdered. He knows he is innocent, but everyone in town blames him. When he begins to grow horns on his head like a demon, he is disturbed by the fact, but he soon realizes that everyone in town can’t help but spill their dark secrets. With this information, Ig goes on an investigation to discover who killed his girlfriend and clear his name.
Horns is a very interesting movie. On one hand, it plays out like a crime mystery as Ig tries to figure out the truth of his girlfriend’s murder. On the other hand, it is a weird and disturbing puzzle of characters and settings that add up like a screwed up fairy tale. I can’t quite put my finger on how to interpret this movie. Is it a dream world or is it real life? I mean the guy has horns growing on his forehead!
The movie isn’t anything that is going to wow the audience, but it isn’t a total dud either. This is going to cater to a small audience that like the tattoo/rock star look and don’t mind a simplistic mystery. This isn’t exactly Sherlock Holmes but it does involve some thought and focus. However, when it is all said and done, I’m not sure how much focus you want to give it.
As the movie chugs along, it gets more and more dark. The ending is almost a disconnect from the reality that is the beginning and thus why I refer to it as almost fairy tale like, except with a demonic twist. I think it is safe to say that Horns will not be a movie that I really wish to see again or own, but that isn’t to say it is a bad movie. It just has a select audience and I’m not part of that select group. Be prepared for something really strange! Co-starring David Morse, James Remar, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Kathleen Quinlan, Kelli Garner, and Heather Graham.
5/10 Stars – It might be fresh and rewarding for a select few, but this strange and mysterious crime thriller is weird and too much like a horrific fairy tale for me to enjoy.