Horns (2013)

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    Horns (2013)
    Directed by Alexandre Aja
    6.5/10
    From the director of a lot of mixed quality horror films comes an interesting fable like story that could end up being a cult favourite for some. It takes place in the aftermath of the main character's (Daniel Radcliffe) girlfriend's (Juno Temple) mysterious death, where he awakens with horns sprouting from his forehead. The set up in the first 20 minutes does not feel promising but then it all swings around in an interesting direction and has a weirdly entertaining tone. However the film does have its share of problems with maybe running too long, a third act exposes the wobbly mythology a little and a culprit that is all too easy to pick from the early stages. The night scenes look pretty good but the daylight scenes remind me of the glossy cheapness of Twilight and the like. In the end this was a refreshing tale that whilst far from perfect at least felt original and for that it can me commended.
     
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    I'd score it the same. The acting was pretty good overall but some of the CG effects felt cheap at times.
     
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    Isn't they're a thread for this already?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    If there is, it's not in this part of the forum
     
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    Yeah, but I was pleasantly surprised to see prosthetics used in one gory bit near the end :)
     
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    What was that other movie in which a babysitter discovers that the kid of the house also has horns?
     
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    Search function. It would have been the fifth result from the top, sixth now that this new thread exists.
     
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    Babysitter Wanted. Fun flick!
     
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    Which has apparently been shortened/cut in order to get a 15 certificate in the UK.
     
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    Goddamn ! That happens a lot in the uk, annoying
     
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    Yeah! That one, thanks!!
     
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    Lands on home video tomorrow!
     
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    Currently only $12.99 for the blu-ray on Amazon.
     
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    Walmart will also have the BD in stores, at $12.96.
     
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    You guys picking it up?
     

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