Alexandre Aja (2013)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Daniel Radcliffe's come a long way from Harry Potter's wide-eyed boy wizard, as this ingenious, grimly funny but nevertheless dark and often bloody horror fantasy proves. Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, a small-town DJ who, as the story begins, is accused of killing his longtime sweetheart Merrin (Juno Temple). Unable to remember what happened that night, Ig curses God, only to find that his blasphemy results in him sprouting a set of devil horns that would seem to confirm his guilt. The mystery as to whether he committed the crime is compellingly handled, but it's really a sideshow to the film's main pleasure: whoever sees Ig's horns - and not everyone can - feels obliged to reveal their true feelings, no matter how awkward. The black comedy is delicious, though the more violent set pieces are not for the faint of heart.


A man who has become an outcast after being accused of murdering his own girlfriend wakes up one morning to find he has grown horns. He discovers he now has the power to compel people to confess their sins or act on their darkest desires, and uses his supernatural gifts to expose the real killer. Horror based on Joe Hill's novel, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

Cast & Crew

Ig Perrish Daniel Radcliffe
Lee Tourneau Max Minghella
Terry Perrish Joe Anderson (1)
Merrin Williams Juno Temple
Glenna Shepherd Kelli Garner
Derrick Perrish James Remar
Lydia Perrish Kathleen Quinlan
Veronica Heather Graham
Dale Williams David Morse
Young Merrin Sabrina Carpenter
Director Alexandre Aja
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity, drug abuseAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 24 Oct 2014