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! didn't expect much and now I think Im going to watch it again. Fantastic film and very well shot. We have a gem here.
Brilliant. Echos of Carpenter and Cronenberg. Just a beautifully film.
fantastic! for the reviewer who said michael roomer is too cuddly to be a serial killer, has NOT seen him in the walking dead. excellent portrayal. a must see
Dark, depraved and uncomfortable. There are some difficult scenes to watch in this movie but some of the most surprising parts to me come in small details. Early on we see a young girl get into Henry's car. We already know she's doomed but our confirmation of that is a scene which would otherwise paint Henry as generous and considerate. The film is unique in that it's both a dark depiction of a serial killer but also how such a figure must function in day to day life and the relationships therein. I can't say I'd recommend this film. There's no mystery or scares to soften the horrors were witnessing here. It's just a dark, sad slice of life.