Snake Charmer Daniel Radcliffe is a Bit ‘Horny’

Posted November 2, 2014 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Movies / 0 Comments

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This week I am collaborating with Tamara from Shelf Addiction on reviewing Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film, Horns. Radcliffe first hit the screen in 1999’s David Copperfield, but later became known thanks to a little film a worldwide phenomenon, Harry Potter. Unlike many child stars, Daniel has found success as an adult, but like his earlier films, his new movie dances on the dark side. After reading Joe Hill’s 2010 novel of the same name, Tamara and I decided tackling Joe Hill’s film adaptation was too big of a job for just one of us. With that in mind, I will be detailing Radcliffe’s journey from Hogwarts to murder suspect, while Tamara will review the novel and film adaptation. Let’s get started, shall we?

Unlike many of the young actors Radcliffe worked with on the first Harry Potter film, Daniel already had acting experience working on the tv movie, David Copperfield and the 2001 film, The Tailor of Panama,  in which a young David starred alongside Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. With two films already under his belt, Radcliffe began filming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which was released in 2001. Over the course of the next decade, Daniel continued to film the Harry Potter films, while somehow managing to fit in a few additional projects, (Ricky Gervais’ Extras, December Boys, and the 2007 tv movie, My Boy Jack).

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In 2008 Radcliffe shocked fans by starring on Broadway in the play “Equus,” which Radcliffe initially starred in the year before in London’s West End theater district to rave reviews. The film tells the story of a young man with a pathologically religious obsession with horses. In the play, Radcliffe had to be totally nude during some scenes, and this caused a lot of chatter. Young HP fans would not get the opportunity to see Daniel in the play due to the mature subject matter, but his portrayal showed critics that he was the real deal, and should be taken seriously. In a 2008 New York Times interview Daniel said, “If I went off and did another fantasy film, everyone would say, ‘He’s not even trying,’ but if I went off and played a drug dealer, they’d say, ‘God, he’s trying way too hard.’ ”

After leaving Hogwarts, Daniel parlayed the good press into his next project, 2012’s The Woman in Black. Author Susan Hill’s 2001 book to film adaptation shows a young attorney, Arthur Kipps, who leaves London following the death of his wife and newborn son for the English countryside to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman. When he arrives, Kipps discovers the woman’s vengeful ghost has been terrorizing the locals, and Kips may be her next victim. This dark Victorian drama casts Radcliffe in an adult role of grieving father and husband. Told in classic horror fashion, Kips must battle the ghost as well as his own demons. In 2013, Daniel Radcliffe starred in Kill Your Darlings, in which he played acclaimed author Allen Ginsberg. The film tells the story of how the famous authors of the “Beat Generation,” Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs became friends, and were at the heart of a 1944 murder investigation.

It’s time for a little revenge. . . . It’s time the devil had his due. . . .

Horns-Movie-Poster-All-Seeing-EyeIn Horns, Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, a man accused of murdering his childhood sweetheart, Merrin Williams. Waking up one morning after a drunken bender, Perrish discovers horns growing out of his head. Believing them to be a hallucination, Perrish soon discovers the horns were brought about by his grief and anger, and have the power to make people reveal their darkest desires and fears. Now possessed with a terrible new power, Perrish his hellbent on uncovering the identity of the person who savagely raped and murdered the love of his life. Can Ig uncover the mystery of the horns as he investigates Merrin’s murder?

Daniel Radcliffe’s portrayal of Ig Perrish was on point with Joe Hill’s novel. This dark, devilish character is unlike anything we’ve seen from Radcliffe’s previous roles, and fans of his will be excited to watch him under the devil inside. Part horror yarn, part dark comedy, Horns will undoubtedly be added to viewers Halloween Cult Films list. In the film Radcliffe plays a man who grew up with famous parents in a small town, who is lucky enough to meet the woman of his dreams when he was a young man. The film tells their fairytale romance in a way that makes Merrin’s murder that much more horrible. Radcliffe’s portrayal solidifies his journey away from the spectacled boy wizard, and into adult films. Fans of Radcliffe that have grown up along with him will undoubtedly get a kick out of Radcliffe’s version of the devil. Just one word of warning: Watch it before you read the novel, as the reverse will leave you completely unsatisfied.

Horns released nationwide in select theaters, on iTunes, and OnDemand on Friday, October 31st. To read Tamara’s review of the novel and film adaptation, head over to Shelf Addiction. You can also find Tamara on Twitter @ShelfAddiction, Facebook, Tumblr, and Tamara’s Book Vlogs on YouTube.

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