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


Alexandre Aja


Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (based on the novel by)
3,145 ( 400)
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Love hurts like hell 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]


USA | Canada



Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuernos See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,544, 2 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$164,480, 7 November 2014
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tattoo seen on Ig's arm reads "awake arise or be forever fall'n," which is a direct quote from John Milton's "Paradise Lost" in which Satan falls from Heaven. See more »


The film is set in Washington state (witness the car license plates), but when Ig drives into town near the start of the movie, we can see a branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on the right side of the street. See more »


Father Mould: You... you killed that innocent girl, Merrin. There's nothing I can do.
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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 »


References Twin Peaks (1990) See more »


Shut Up I am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings
Written by Spencer Krug, Camilla Wynne Ingr, Jordan Robson Cramer and Michael Doerksen
Performed by Sunset Rubdown
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User Reviews

I can't believe this movie doesn't get more love
21 July 2015 | by amandacarleyisSee all my reviews

I give this movie a 10/10 for many reasons and here is three to keep it simple:

The first is the impeccable acting. This entire movie was cast perfectly, and Daniel Radcliffe broke the Harry Potter typecast and gave us a phenomenal performance in Horns. I definitely felt the chemistry between Radcliffe and Temple, both of them were outstanding and sexy.

The second is the book-to-screen adaption. Aside from leaving a few key points of Lee's back story out, the film kept the originality and humor that Joe Hill's novel blessed us with. I don't ever go into a book-to-film adaption expecting everything to math perfectly, and this movie did everything right!

The third is the cinematography. Such a beautiful and artful film, everything about the way this movie looks is delivered perfectly.

If you have not watched this movie or at least read the novel, please take the time to do so. It is such an original story and well worth it! It's disturbing, funny, sad, satisfying and so much more!

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