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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Ig Perrish
Max Minghella ... Lee Tourneau
Joe Anderson ... Terry Perrish
Juno Temple ... Merrin Williams
Kelli Garner ... Glenna Shepherd
James Remar ... Derrick Perrish
Kathleen Quinlan ... Lydia Perrish
Heather Graham ... Veronica
David Morse ... Dale Williams
Michael Adamthwaite ... Eric Hannity
Nels Lennarson ... Wallace Sturtz (as Nels Leonardson)
Don Thompson ... Al O'Hara
Jay Brazeau ... Father Mould
Alex Zahara ... Dr. Renald
Kendra Anderson ... Nurse Delilah
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Storyline

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

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Angel or Demon? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuernos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,544, 2 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$164,480, 7 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Heather Graham reprising her role once again as a diner waitress in a logger town where a young girl was mysteriously murdered is clearly Alexandre Aja paying homage to Twin Peaks. Only she was 20 years old the first time. See more »

Goofs

The character Lee had two fingers on his right hand blown off by a cherry bomb in a childhood accident, as shown in the film. In the scene where Ig confronts Lee and finds that he is wearing Merrin's necklace, it can be seen that Lee is not missing any fingers on either hand. See more »

Quotes

Ig Perrish: Punishing Terry was the hardest thing I've ever done, but forcing him to face his demon was the only way I could help him.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version reduces a rape scene and a very strong gory image to achieve a 15 rating. See more »

Connections

References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep with the Lights On
Written by Nader Mansour
Performed by The Wanton Bishops
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Underwhelming, but not a total loss.
31 December 2014 | by gojisebSee all my reviews

I was excited for this flick. I thought it looked like it could be a fun, crazy supernatural whodunnit kind of story. So, I went in with some fairly high hopes. Did the film live up to them? Well...not exactly.

It's well acted (Radcliffe gives a solid performance when he's actually focusing on acting and not on his accent) and incredibly well shot. I could not get over how gorgeous some of the cinematography is. However, there are a few things that bog it down considerably for me. The voice-over narration feels very forced in there and I thought that some of the exposition dialogue really killed lots of the more dramatic moments. It also suffers from very uneven pacing and the story flows is too jumbled at times.

Overall, I recommend it. It's a fine flick that you won't regret watching at least once, but it ultimately didn't do much for me.


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