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
Wow. Shocking, disturbing, horrific. These acts of violence are treated like mundane everyday moments. Chilling and effective.
It’s well-made and we’ll-acted. Michael Rooker’s breakout role. Not one of those movies I want to watch repeatedly, though. Very depraved and depressing, but very good.
Disturbing, gritty, and thoroughly depressing. Well directed, and perfectly cast. A genre classic.
To be expected, lots of killing. Not as much depth as I would have liked given the title of the movie. The ending is predictable but still disturbing.