Horns is based on a novel by Joe Hill, one of Stephen King's horror-writing sons. As I have mentioned already this month, I'm a huge fan of Hill's comic series Locke & Key. I've been a little more lukewarm on his novels. However, I really liked Horns from start to finish. This is the story of a young man who is a suspect in the murder and rape of his girlfriend. His life is spiralling out of control until one morning when he wakes up with horns budding from the top of his head. He figures out pretty quickly that people he is in contact with suddenly can't lie to him, and they all reveal their baser nature. It is a bit like when Young Goodman Brown is walking in the would to the ritual and runs into all the supposedly upstanding citizens who are actually in league with the devil. Of course, he uses his new powers to attempt to solve his girlfriends murder. Things grow progressively darker as the novel goes on, and I found it compelling throughout. The movie adaptation stars Daniel Radcliffe as the protagonist. I really like him as an actor, so I have high hopes for this one.