James Remar

Daniel Radcliffe sprouts 'Horns,' enters the supernatural

Daniel Radcliffe sprouts 'Horns,' enters the supernatural

Out to lunch, over the top and tongue-in-cheek are just a few ways to describe the eclectic, eccentric horror fable "Horns." But above all, this largely effective thriller, directed by Alexandre Aja ("High Tension," "Mirrors") and written by Keith Bunin based on the book by Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King), is powered by love — an unlikely engine for a film about a young man who sprouts devil's horns.

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, a small-town disc jockey branded a pariah after his lifelong girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple), is found murdered in a local forest. Although the devastated Ig proclaims his innocence to all around him,...