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Joe Hill's Novel 'Horns' Goes Theatrical, Starring Daniel Radcliffe

  • Tuesday, 08 October 2013 19:53
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Move over Stephen King, his son Joe Hill wrote a book called 'Horns' and it was made into a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Woman in Black) and directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D).

News around the film says Weinstein, Dimension and RADiUS-TWC are grabbing it at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). So, a 2014 release is probably being loaded into the launch-tube...

TIFF's Midnight Madness section called it "a surreal storyline" and it was one of the better offerings this year as well.

The Breakdown: at least as far as the book is concerned.

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. It's time for a little revenge. . .  It's time the devil had his due. . .

A new behind-the-scenes feature on Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming thriller, Horns, was released by France's Canal+, where both the Harry Potter actor and director Alexandre Aja discussed the themes and plot of the story (Dan in English, Aja in French).

Horns: A Novel

Author: Joe Hill
Manufacturer: William Morrow
List Price: $25.99
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Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times).

This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. . . .

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . .



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