Today in Alex Aja: New “HORNS” Trailer & “THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX”

Aside from its being based on a stellar novel from Joe Hill, part of the excitement surrounding HORNS is what feels like a comeback from Alexandre Aja. Though PIRANHA 3D was unrepentant fun, the talent, style and flare revealed in grimmer fare like HIGH TENSION and THE HILLS HAVE EYES seems to have been rejuvenated. Just the opening images of this latest trailer for the Daniel Radcliffe-starrer embraces the book’s dark fantasy leanings and hopefully sets the stage for a surprising, strange film.

HORNS is out this Halloween in both the UK and the US. This trailer hails from the former. In the film, Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, who sprouts horns while spiraling in the aftermath of his girlfriend’s murder. Largely blamed for her death, Ig puts the pairs of horns and their supernatural abilities to use in rooting out her true killer.

Meanwhile, as HORNS approaches release, Aja has lined up his next film as director, THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX. Written by actor Max Minghella (who co-stars in HORNS alongside Radcliffe and Juno Temple), 9TH LIFE will star Jamie Dornan (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY) as a doctor investigating the circumstances around a young boy’s near-death experience. The mystery that ensues tests “the boundaries of fantasy and reality,” Deadline writes.

Keep an eye on Fango for more on HORNS this fall. Radius releases the film October 31st.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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