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Daniel Radcliffe shows his devilish side at Comic-Con

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Harry Potter and Kill your Darlings star Daniel Radcliffe followed became the latest Briton to win over the Hall H crowd as he made his maiden Comic-Con appearance, to showcase the fantasy-horror Horns.

“A lot of people see me as Harry [Potter] but it only takes one director to see you as somebody else and luckily there have been four or five,” said Radcliffe.

“I like films that defy genre," he added.

Horns would be that. Radcliffe plays a young man who begins to grow a pair of horns after his girlfriend, played by Juno Temple, is found murdered.

“Physically he is turning into the devil but inside he is still himself … it’s the world around him that is turning into hell,” said the director, Alex Aja, who previously made High Tension and the remake of The Hills Have Eyes.

Aja described Radcliffe as being “so romantic, but not in a naive or cheesy way”.

Radcliffe said he received driving lessons on set, in order to handle the fiery red Gremlin car in which his character chugs about.

“I had to hit a mark in someone’s front garden while in the car and I almost took out a couple of garden ornaments,” he said.

Horns premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013; the Weinstein Company subsidiary RADiUS will release it in the US and the UK on 31 October.

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