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Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie ‘Horns’ looks like a mix of comedy and horror. Not the kind of gory horror that we got from Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead,’ and definitely not the kind of slapstick comedy we found in his ‘Evil Dead 2’. But there’s a seriously disturbing tone to this supernatural story and the concept is pretty silly: the townsfolk think this guy killed his girlfriend and they look on him as something of a monster. So he gradually becomes one,  slowly sprouting horns on his head and seemingly becoming either a devil or a demon. Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures have adapted this story from Joe Hill’s novel. And now we have an international trailer for this piece. Check it out on the other side – it’s a bevy of dark fun and unsettling images.

 

Cool, huh? I liked trying to find the British accent buried inside old Harry Potter’s mimicry of how ‘Merican’s talk. I’m not sure where this story is set, but since Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son, my guess is New England. And of course, that relation makes Stephen King ‘King Of The Hill.’ That’s a funny joke for you to laugh at. Tell it to your friends!

Radcliffe isn’t unaware of the movie’s jokie side. He knows it’s going for humor and a bit of ridiculousness. He said so when a reporter shoved a microphone in his face at Comic Con.

“The main challenge throughout the movie is the fact that we’re dealing with very heightened circumstances…the things we’re talking about in terms of the horns are kind of crazy, but you have to undercut that by sort of playing it as real as you can. But, like, while also doing justice to the sort of heightened reality that you’re in.”

‘Horns’ is directed by Alexandre Aja, who is no stranger to amusing horror films (‘Piranha 3D’), nor outright horror (‘The Hills Have Eyes.’) The movie’s getting rammed (get it?) over at Rotten Tomatoes right now, but I won’t let that sway me. It’s smartly being released on Halloween. Get some scary giggles in after trick-or-treat!

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Via – Yahoo

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