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
Badass serial killer movie.
Giving it 4 instead of 5 skulls because the real relationship Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole was not well portrayed here. They had a sexual relationship in real life and were partners in crime for many years. They killed over 100 people together. The film is almost more of a shadowy, gritty tale of many American serial killers. This brought me into thinking of Ted Bundy as well, especially the charm Michael Rooker brought and the compliments he gave to the women before he turned on them. There are a few good movies out there about serial killers and this one nailed the cold and unexpressive world they live in, without a care for any person that crosses their path.
One of my all-time favorites. Very disturbing, You never know who you meet in life. I originally saw this at Fangoria Horror Con/NYC. Rooker was there, promoting. Very cool.
verrrry dark and disturbing
Best serial killer movie ever made!