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Horns Movie Quotes

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"Horns" movie quotes tell the story of a young man who finds himself accused of the murder of his love and suddenly growing horns out of his head. The fantasy thriller was directed by Alexandre Aja using a screenplay Keith Bunin adapted from a novel of the same name by Joe Hill. "Horns" appeared at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before opening theatrically in the United States on October 31, 2014.

In "Horns," Ignatius "Ig" Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is madly in love with girlfriend Merrin Willians (Juno Temple). Shortly after Merrin is murdered, the death of which he's accused, Ig wakes after a long night of drinking to find two horns growing out of his head. The reaction from others to this development is mixed with some noticing the horns and laughing, like friend Glenna (Kelli Garner), and others not being able to see the horns and thinking Ig has gone mad, like Lee (Max Minghella).

The horns seem to also have the ability to get others to randomly confess or admit things to Ig, like when waitress Veronica (Heather Graham) unloads to Ig about her insecurities. This gives Ig the idea that he can use this new found power to help find Merrin's real murderer, though that path to his own redemption is surely to get worse before it gets better.

"Horns" joins the fall 2014 movie season already roaring with films such as "Nightcrawler," "Before I Go to Sleep," "John Wick," "White Bird in a Blizzard," "Fury," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "The Judge," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "St. Vincent," "Gone Girl," "Men, Women & Children," "Left Behind," "The Equalizer," "Pride," "Good People," "The Boxtrolls," and "This is Where I Leave You."
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    I've Gotta Figure Out Who Really Killed Merrin

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    Ig Perrish: "I've gotta figure out who really killed Merrin and get him to confess."

    Knowing that the horns make others tell him things that they normally wouldn't, Ig figures out that he needs to use this new-found skill to determine who really killed Merrin. Finding the real murderer will absolve him of the crime and hopefully brings things back closer to normal.
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    The Only Way Out is to Walk Deeper into the Fire

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    Ig Perrish: "No one is born evil but sometimes when you go through hell, the only way out is to walk deeper into the fire."

    Ig knows that life is tough right now but in order to make it though this, it's going to get worse before it gets better. He seems up to the task.
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    I Loved Her

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    Ig Perrish: "Please, you have to believe me. I loved her."
    Lee Tourneau: "You know, you don't have to convince me. I believe you."
    Ig Perrish: "Why are you protecting me? Cause if I did anything to her then I'm a monster."

    Ig tries to defend himself after being accused of killing Merrin. He's a bit confused by his supporters though since whomever actually killed her should be held responsible.
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    Have a Little Snort

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    Ig Perrish: "What are they?"
    Dr. Renald: "You know how I think we should proceed? I should grind me up some Oxycontin and have a little snort."
    Ig Perrish: "Wha? Um"

    Ig heads to the doctor for advice on how to deal with his horns. The doctor, however, thinks drugs, for himself, are the answer.
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