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What the Devil: Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple on Horns

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Much like the Twilight movies, Horns is a supernatural thriller that takes place in Washington State, was filmed in British Columbia, and concerns young people in love and pain.

That’s where the similarities end.

Directed by horror helmer Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes), this indie is a more abstract, messier take on the paranormal. It starts with the news that one of its main characters, Merrin (Juno Temple), is dead, perhaps murdered by her longtime boyfriend Ig (Daniel Radcliffe). At least that’s what everyone in town thinks.

But when sweet Ig inexplicably sprouts devil horns and develops the magical — and incredibly annoying — power to make everyone around him spill their darkest secrets, he realizes he can use this power to find out who really killed his beloved.

“We don’t try to explain it, it just f--king happens,” Radcliffe says of Ig’s devilish new traits. »

- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine

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Fury blasts Gone Girl from top of box office

20 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theatres this weekend.

Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in Furyblasted the film to second place. Sony's Fury captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 million.

The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films.

"The fall movie season is all about making the transition from PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

The animated Fox feature The Book of Life opened in third place with $17 million, followed by Disney'sAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12 million.

"Were now in full adult movie-going »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 2 Results

20 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT

There were a lot of surprises in the second round of our throwback thrill Battle Royale.

Who would have guessed The Land Before Time's Sharptooth would beat out the 80's babies' greatest nightmare: Skesis from The Dark Crystal? It was a close race, but nowhere near that between Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Judge Doom and Toy Story's Sid. The preteen terror won out with only a handful more votes.

Live action films having been dominating the race, with The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory beating out Fantasia and Dumbo, respectively.

But don’t discount animated movies! The Lion King, Coraline, The Land Before Time, and Toy Storyare still in the running – and they sure are scary.

What throwback thrill do you think will win the Battle Royale? Let us know in the comments below, and check out our bracket for a sneak peek at round three's matchups! »

- Sasha James

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Quiz: Horror fan? Take the Scary Movie quiz!

20 October 2014 8:29 AM, PDT

‘Tis the season to be scared! With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been breaking out our favourite horror movies at home to help get in the spirit of things. From recent spooky tales like Annabelle and last year's hit The Conjuring to so-bad-it’s-good 1980’s horror movies and cult classics like The Evil Dead, we’re ready for tricks or treats come October 31st!

This week, Ouija points its way into theatres and attempts to conjure up a few scares in the paranormal horror as a group of pals determine how their recently-deceased friend met her untimely end.

If you’re a big fan of Halloween and horror movies, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves as we bring some terrifying treats your way with special screenings of scary flicks in our monthly Classic Film Series programme.  This month, take a trip back to a black and »

- Rachel West

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