Horns: Biggest Differences Between The Movie & Joe Hill's Book

Joe Hill's Horns was adapted into a movie starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, and took some liberties with the book.

Horns: Biggest Differences Between The Movie & Joe Hill's Book

There are some very notable differences between the book and movie versions of . The dark fantasy novel, written by Joe Hill, was published in 2010, and the Canadian-American horror film adaptation—directed by Alexandre Aja—came out in 2014. The general plot of both versions centers on Ignatius “Ig” Perrish, a 26-year-old man falsely accused of raping and killing his girlfriend, Merrin Williams. Ig wakes up one morning with horns growing from his head, and finds out that they give him the ability to learn people’s darkest secrets. He tries to use this power to track down Merrin’s actual murderer.

The book—which was nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel—features 50 chapters. The movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, mostly holds steadfast to the main plot points of the novel, but there are some significant changes. For one, while the book switches back and forth between timelines, the movie has a mostly linear narrative. In the book, Merrin’s murder happened a year ago, while the movie has it only a few months in the past, with reporters in town covering the ongoing investigation. What’s more, the movie is set in Washington state rather than New Hampshire.

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Additionally, some characters’ backgrounds are tweaked in the movie: Glenna works at a dive bar rather than a salon, Hannity gets promoted to a cop, and Lee is a public defender instead of a conservative politician’s aide. Also, in the book, Merrin’s sister had died from cancer, but her parents are alive—in the movie, her mother is the one who died from cancer, and Merrin lives alone with her father and has no sister. Yet, there are even bigger differences between the two versions.

Heavily portrayed in both the book and the movie is the treehouse. In the book, the treehouse is a “treehouse of the mind”, which Ig and Merrin had discovered while hiking in the woods. They’d go back to search for it again and again, but would never find it—though, of course, readers later learn that Ig had actually gained his horns at the treehouse while in an inebriated state. In the movie, the treehouse is a physical setting, found by Ig when he was a child, and he and Merrin spend a lot of time there.

The treehouse is the setting of the ending of both versions of Horns—though they are extremely different. In the movie, Ig dies after turning into a demonic monster and killing Lee, who was found to be Merrin’s murderer, and is reunited with Merrin in an afterlife. In the book, it’s more complex; after killing Lee, an injured Ig is restored to health. He finds the cherry tree that had held the treehouse, and discovers that a line of fire has reached it from the foundry—a key setting where Ig often retreats to and learns how to utilize his horns. The treehouse ends up reappearing beyond the flames, and Ig climbs up the cherry tree to enter it, finding himself at a wedding party with Merrin waiting for him to join.

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An online catalog of every item available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been made with features like item tracking, wishlists, and more.

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An organized catalog of every item available in has been assembled online. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been one of the most popular games of the past few months since it was released for the Nintendo Switch back in March 20, 2020. It is also the best-selling game of 2020 so far with over 13 million copies sold, surpassing the game’s lifetime sales projections.

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The New Horizons item database was constructed by GameFAQs, one of the longest-running video game FAQ and walkthrough websites in the world, where fans can not only search and view the details of every item in the game but the website says fans can also “track which items you've owned and cataloged, create a wishlist, compare your items to other users', and find out exactly when the bugs or fish you're missing can be caught.” According to GameFAQs, their database was partially based on data from another database that was created by fans via Google Sheets. Apart from the items themselves, the GameFAQs database also catalogs the game’s many villagers and even the recipes required to craft the game’s myriad of items.

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With the large number of items available in the game, having a detailed database covering every item in the game can be really helpful for players to not only keep track of what they have and want but to also discover new items that they may want to acquire later on. Hopefully GameFAQs as well as the game’s dedicated community continue to update the database to only help the game’s current playerbase but also new players in the future.

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