Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer [30th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1986]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Commentary with Director John McNaughton
  • Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
  • Henry at the BBFC: An Interview with Nightmare USA Author Stephen Thrower
  • Henry vs MPAA: A Visual History
  • In Defense of Henry: An Appreciation
  • Interview with John McNaughton, 1998
  • It's Either You or Them: An Interview wiht Artist Joe Coleman
  • Original Trailer - 30th Anniversary Trailer
  • Portrait: The Making of Henry
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboards

Synopsis


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Although the title makes Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer seem like a cut-rate slasher flick, the movie is actually one of the most disturbing and terrifying examinations of mass murderers ever filmed. Loosely based on the story of confessed murderer Henry Lee Lucas, the film follows Henry (Michael Rooker) as he selects innocent victims -- occasionally with his roommate Otis (Tom Towles) -- and kills them, capturing their deaths on videotape. Many of these murders rank among the most brutal ever portrayed on film. The violence and the clinical, detached portrayal of Henry and his horrifying actions make Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer a disturbing, thought-provoking film, but it certainly isn't one for every taste. Finished in 1986, the movie wasn't released until 1990, when it was greeted with both positive reviews and considerable controversy. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Rooker
    Michael Rooker - Henry
  • Tom Towles
    Tom Towles - Otis
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    Tracy Arnold - Becky, Otis's Sister
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    David Katz - Henry's Boss
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    Flo Spink - Woman In Cadillac



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scary but Real

    Posted
    Cyberhowl
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    I watched this movie years ago (still have it in my collection), and it is one of the most disturbing movies I've ever watched. What makes it so scary is that it shows just how a killer like the one portrayed here can randomly select their next victim - no rhyme nor reason, maybe simply because of the color of the dress - and how easy it is for them to carry out their desires. If this movie doesn't make you start looking over your shoulder and double-checking that your doors are locked at night, then I don't know what will. They ARE out there among us, it's up to you to pay attention. Yes, I would recommend this film; however, it's not for the faint-of-heart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impassive

    Posted
    Jackattack

    It’s the matter of fact, impassive observational style that lends the film such a hard-hitting, disturbing edge. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is an extreme film that will absolutely not be to many people’s tastes due to the sheer grimness of the subject matter. But for those who like their horror cold, hard and emotionally raw – the film delivers some serious chills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great transfer, very disturbing film.

    Posted
    Dvdcollector98
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    The restoration job on this movie is unbelievable considering this was filmed on 16mm. Even those this movie is so good, it's going to be very hard to watch it again for fun because of how much it unnerved me. Great special feautures too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    YES!!!!

    Posted
    SuperDave23

    This movie took me by complete surprise. I read many reviews and it was voted to be a disturbing film. I checked it out and it is just that. The movie is Raw and it keeps your attention as a little mishap turns to huge results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have!

    Posted
    subtlehustle
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    What can I say about Henry that hasn't been said before. This is a classic horror film and a must own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Joseph
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    This movie is flat out one of the best horror movies made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    will
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    Such a good, good, good, good, good, good, good mo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    will
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    such a good, good, good, good, good, good, good movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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