November 6, 2014

A Sinfully Heavy-Handed Rant on Religion: Horns

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By EMILY KLING

Filled with redundant religious symbols, predictable twists and continuous confessions, Alexandre Aja’s new fantasy thriller, Horns, may just be the eighth deadly sin.That is actually a huge overstatement, but I’ve been wanting to make the joke ever since I left the theatre.

The film, based on the novel by Joe Hill, follows Ig Perish (Daniel Radcliffe), the primary suspect after the murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). He wakes up severely hungover from a night of hard drinking and finds a set of horns growing from the top of his head. But with Ig’s horns comes a power: The people around him confess their sinful thoughts and actions and give in to their immoral impulses. And while he initially finds the power to be a curse, it turns out to be his opportunity to discover Merrin’s true murderer.

Courtesy of Dimension Films

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