Splat-pack film(re)maker Alexandre Aja (Piranha, The Hills Have Eyes) tones down the gore in favor of some serious genre-juggling in this — what? — darkly comedic, supernatural, coming-of-age, romantic, demonic horror whodunit.

After his girlfriend is murdered and he blamed, Ig Perrish (a committed Daniel Radcliffe) finds a pair of horns growing out of his head. These apparently make people mysteriously want to share their darkest secret impulses, and he eventually uses these unnerving powers to seek her real killer.

It’s high-concept hooey but undeniably original and compulsively watchable. Japanese title: Horns: Yōgisha to Kokuhaku no Tsuno. (121 min)