What's the Difference between Horns the Book and Horns the Movie?



Released: 2010
Author: Joe Hill


Released: 2013
Director: Alexandre Aja
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In the Book In the Movie
Ignatius "Ig" Perrish
Ignatius "Ig" Perrish
Portrayed by: Daniel Radcliffe
Horns Book vs Movie
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   Merrin's sister was the one who died from cancer, both Merrin's parents are alive in the book. Merrin's mother dies from cancer when she was a young girl, thus leaving her alone with her father. In the movie, she had no sister.
   The treehouse is a "treehouse of the mind", Ig and Merrin stumble upon it when they were hiking on the woods, and although they searched for months and months, returning to the exact same place, they never found it again. (the treehouse was the one who found them). The treehouse is a physical place, discovered by Ig when he was a boy. He and Merrin spent a lot of time there.
   In the book, the gay police officers are Sturtz and Posada. In the movie, the gay officers are Sturtz or Posada and Eric Hannity.
   The final scene between Ig and Lee is at the old foundry. The final scene between Ig and Lee is at the spot of Merrin's death.
   It is a full year between Merrin's murder and the current events in the book. Ig has been cleared of all charges through a lack of evidence but everyone is still sure it was him. It is assumed in the movie that current events are fairly recent after the murder since the investigation is ongoing. Reporters are in town and Lee, as Igs lawyer, is trying to build a case for Igs defense.
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