But many other early reviews have expressed solid enjoyment, so if you’ve been looking forward to this one as well, it looks like there may well be hope yet.
Having just had its debut in Toronto, the first footage has now surfaced online in the form of a clip, courtesy of Collider, giving us a look at Daniel Radcliffe sporting the titular horns upon his head.
When his longtime girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple) is brutally murdered, Ignatius “Ig” Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is blamed by many in his small town for her death. While the case remains open, public opinion has already condemned Ig for the crime, and the media are poised to crucify him. In the wake of this tragedy, Ig awakens one day to find horns growing from his head.
Suddenly, people start being strangely honest with Ig, confessing their darkest desires and most hidden secrets. As everyone — friends, family and strangers alike — is compelled to confess to him their ugliest impulses, Ig struggles to understand his newfound power and how he might be able to use it to find Merrin’s real killer.
Radcliffe stars alongside a terrific cast, led by Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, and James Remar.
Aja (Switchblade Romance, The Hills Have Eyes) is directing from a script penned by Keith Bunin (In Treatment), who adapts Joe Hill’s 2010 novel of the same name.
Horns is currently seeking distribution in Toronto, and will hopefully be heading into cinemas early next year, if not sooner.