Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

1986 Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

User Score: 67/100


Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.

I watched this last night after hearing never ending praise for it. Right away I noticed that it was basically an 80’s cheesy b-movie. The acting was eh and the story was ehh and the gore was ehhh…

But yeah, all in all the movie was done very well. It was very disturbing, even though you didn’t see most of the brutal murders, just seeing like, the bloody suitcase you knew was full of body parts made you uneasy. They did a very good job of making you uncomfortable.

As for the infamous family rape/killing video tape scene.. all i gotta say is.. give me a break. I’ve seen much worse.. I’ve been told this was like a snuff film.. I dunno..

The movie was good, but it’s way overrated in my eyes…

About Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Title: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Year: 1986
Starring: Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Kurt Naebig, Benjamin Passman, Anne Bartoletti, Kristin Finger, Elizabeth Kaden, Lily Monkus, Ted Kaden, Ray Atherton, Denise Sullivan, Eric Young, Anita Ores, Rick Paul, Megan Ores, Peter Van Wagner, Cheri Jones, Tom McKearn, Monica Anne O'Malley, Frank Coronado, Bruce Quist, Lisa Temple, Erzsebet Sziky, Brian Graham, Tracy Arnold, Sean Ores, David Katz, Pamela Fox, John Scafidi, Waleed B. Ali
Director: John McNaughton
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Votes: 6.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

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