Opening Friday in theaters, On Demand and iTunes, Horns centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), a youth whose life is in disarray following the murder of his longtime girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple). Though he consistently claims he didn’t kill his lover, horns start growing out of his head and he develops supernatural powers in the process. As he gradually morphs into a seemingly different being, Ig’s seeming innocence stands on shaky ground.
The movie is another intriguing and viscerally charged experience from director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors), and I’ll be posting more from today’s press conference this week.
Today’s post focuses on the rapping skills of Daniel Radcliffe, as seen from his performance of the Blackalicious track “Alphabet Aerobics” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“I’m amazingly glad that I did it,” said Radcliffe. “I was like shaking with adrenaline for a couple of minutes afterwards. It was awesome.”
I asked Radcliffe if memorizing lines as an actor directly helped him hone his impressive rapping skills. Check out the audio below for his answer (co-star Juno Temple, who at the time of the press conference hadn’t seen the Tonight Show Starring JImmy Fallon clip, is also heard on the audio):
In the upcoming Horns, Daniel Radcliffe is Ig Perrish, the prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend Merrin (Killer Joe’s Juno Temple). After a night of drinking, Ig also discovers horns that are growing from his head, and although he’s probably not the devil, Ig now has the power to drive people to indulge in their deepest impulses.
With the horns, Ig may also have the ability to find his girlfriend’s killer and exact his own form of revenge on the culprit. Of course, if the actual murderer is Ig, that would certainly put a twist to the proceedings.
The supernatural thriller/black comedy is based on Joe Hill’s novel, and it comes out October 23rd nationwide and On Demand. Check out the trailer and pics below!