If ever a son deserved to pick up his father’s mantle, it’s Joe Hill. His work so far has been fantastic, he’s the best thing to happen to horror since, well, Stephen King.
While we loved Heart-shaped Box and are biting at the bit to get to the end of Locke & Key, our favourite book so far is Horns.
It sounds preposterous – a young man, Ignatius Perrish, wakes one morning with a set of horns – that only he can see – growing from his head. One top of that, they allow him a supernatural ability to influence people, which he uses to solve a mystery that has haunted his life; to say more would ruin it and you deserve to read this – but is a clever, dark horror story.
Well, the news at the minute is that Daniel ‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe is set to play the lead. And even better, it’ll be directed by Alexandre Aja, director of High Tension and Mirrors.
We’ll be watching this with great interest, we’ve seen some of our favourite works from Stephen King destroyed over the years by Hollywood, let’s hope the same doesn’t happen to his son