Daniel Radcliffe was the star attraction at Comic-Con International 2014 on Friday (July 25, 2014), touting his new dramedy 'Horns' - an adaption of the Joe Hill novel by the supremely talented Alexandre Aja


Radcliffe, who turned 25 this week, plays Ig - a man falsely accused of killing his girlfriend who then begins growing a set of horns that have a mysterious dishibiting effect on those around him. 

"He's somebody who's going through an incredibly torrid time in his life," Radcliffe told the gathered crowd at Comic-Con. "He's a true antihero."

Radcliffe - who's acted on screen and stage - was questioned by a fan about which acting medium he preferred, to which he replied, "Film is where I grew up, there is no greater place of comfort. ... All the things my teachers hated about me were now assets."

However, he added, "Theater is a place where I learned to act better," saying it requires a different set of disciplines. "But, gun to my head, [I'd choose] film every time."

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Director Aja said he was fascinated by the way Hill's novel, "takes the Christian mythology and uses it as an allegory of the most absolute and simple love story. It's an interesting take on the fallen angel, someone who fell from grace and then tries to come back."

"I think that the human experience is richer than one emotional note. And for horror to be effective, to care about the characters, it is good to see them in comic moments, in tragic moments."

Horns, co-starring Juno Temple, Max Minghella and Heather Graham, is set for an October release in the U.S.