Sound nutty? It is. Approach Horns as a regular horror movie and you will come away disappointed. Horns has neither the underlying tension of Switchblade Romance nor the balls-to-the-wall intensity of The Hills Have Eyes. Hell, it doesn't even bring big-time gore and guffaws to the table - it just isn't that kind of movie. Horns is a supernatural oddity with devilish undertones and emphasis very much on drama. It's a murder mystery with an Indie movie vibe and a magnetic lead turn from Radcliffe, who continues to embrace life after Potter.
It's funny too. Laugh out loud funny at times. The humour certainly won't suit everybody but it was definitely on my level, with the town locals confessing the unlikeliest of sins to Perrish. Even Heather Graham makes an appearance, as a wannabe celebrity obsessed with the pursuit of fame. It's not all good. Tonally the film is a little awkward, and at times Aja's direction is as restless as our protagonist's quest for truth. Clocking in at just under two hours, Horns could have done with the occasional nip/tuck too, but for the most part this is an accomplished horror drama.
Horns isn't your typical horror movie and is all the more rewarding for it. If you're looking for something a little unusual this could be right up your street. With strong performances, dark humour and offbeat sensibilities, Horns is a satisfying Indie drama with an appetising wild side. Check it out.