2013 Horns directed by Alexandre Aja has to be one of my favorite movies. It features Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, Max Minglela as Lee, and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams. This film starts with a scene where Ig and Merrin are laying on a blanket in the woods with barley a care in the world. Its not clear if that is a dream or a memory but it soon transitions to Ig laying on the floor of his house with news reporters outside. We learn quickly that Merrin is dead and Ig is being prosecuted as her murderer.
Ig’s and Merrins love can be traced back to when Merrin first moved to their small town. Ig wasn’t the only one to fall for Merrin, His friend Lee fell for her too. Lee never really acted on his feeling until later in life right before Merrins death.
After a night of drinking and urinating on a memorial to Merrin Ig finds the he is starting to grow horns. When he tries to talk to people about them they don’t seem to weirded out by it and tend to tell him exactly how they are feeling and odd truths. With the truth barring horns Ig decides to start looking for Merrins true killer and on the way he finds that she was hiding things from him.
I personally love the use of music in this film. The music mixed with the editing really helps this film flow. The use of special effects is cool but I feel like they could have been a little better. Over all I give this movie a 9 out of 10. I never read the book so my opinion is based entirely on how the film is as a stand alone.