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The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013 Image from Entertainment Weekly

19. Horns

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, James Remar
Release Date: To be determined

If nothing else, use this Horns placement as an excuse to kill multiple hours reading through author Joe Hill's entire bibliography. The son of Stephen King, he's a severely underrated writer of superb genre fiction, and the 2010 horror-fantasy novel Horns is his best work yet. Again, he's Stephen King's kid, so it's to be expected that Hill's stories would eventually be adapted into movies. Here's the first, and it has an assuring pedigree.

Directed by Alexandre Aja (the French horror favorite behind High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, and Piranha 3D), Horns follows the troubled protagonist Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), a young man who's mourning the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple). He wakes up one day, after one hell of a drunken bender, with pointy protrusions sticking out of his head that make people tell him their nasty secrets and give him the ability to internalize their experiences upon touching them.

Combining crime drama, supernatural scares, and a tragic romance, Hill's novel is a unique, imaginative, and unpredictable character study. Orchestrated by Aja, a daring filmmaker who's not afraid to push the limits of good taste, Horns the movie could be a powerful, ghoulish head trip.

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