Joe Hill is one of the most exciting authors in horror right now. There’s a lot of his stuff that I have to catch up on, but for my money, his Locke & Key is the best currently running comic books series. I haven’t read his novel Horns, but I want to before the movie based on it comes out. That might be an odd way to begin a blurb that’s about Daniel Radcliffe, but Hill is the real draw for me with this movie. And now EW has released the first promotional still for it.
I’m not saying that the movie doesn’t have a lot going for it besides the source material, though. Radcliffe, continuing to go interesting places after the end of the you-know-what series, calls his role “deeply emotional and also incredibly outrageous in some ways.” Which makes sense, since he plays a character who grows devil horns and discovers that he can now control minds after he’s accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Combine that with director Alexandre Aja (best known for Haute Tension), and you have a terrific recipe for something dark, vivid, and memorable.
Below, you can see how The Daniel Radcliffe horns will look in the film. They look kind of fakey, but that’s to be expected from a preliminary glimpse.