Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
Directed by John McNaughton
This controversial horror classic follows a serial killer and his partner-in-crime as they slowly begin to kill for fun. Michael Rooker is unforgettable as Henry, a soft-spoken loner masking an inner rage. When fellow ex-con Otis invites Henry to move into his apartment, he becomes Henry's wicked wing man. Meanwhile, Otis' unsuspecting sister Becky develops a childish crush on Henry. It took years - and the championing of Roger Ebert - who thought the film was powerful and brilliant - to turn HENRY into one of the most well-regarded horror films of all time.
This controversial horror classic follows a serial killer and his partner-in-crime.
Cast: Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold
Highly disturbing film, whoa. You want horror? Well here it is. Dam.
People giving this a bad review are stupid. It's dark, dirty and disturbing. I didn't like this yes so but now i really appreciate it.
the banality of evil on full display here. the realism makes this film unsettling.
Sound design was great but other than that it was a weird mix of boring and appalling and not in the fun way
Though not quite earth-shattering by today's standards, this film truly does claim its own unique standing in cinema. It's a realistic lens into the societal and psychological birthplace of true depravity, with no flair added because none is truly needed. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is horrific in nature, drawing its discomfort and fear not entirely from shock and awe, but more so from the display of a perverted and sickening reality which exists within our own. The film is slow, brutal, and unsettlingly believable. Don't come to this movie looking for a thrill, rather, to further your understanding of the real monsters which lurk our world. Or maybe to laugh at Tom Towles' prosthetic head. Seriously though, the film is an impressively disturbing work of art. (And kudos to them for making it with such a low budget)