Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer / Генри: Портрет убийцы-маньяка
Режиссер: John McNaughton
Продюсер: Richard Fire (written by) &, John McNaughton (written by)
Год выпуска: 1986
Актеры: Mary Demas (as Dead woman/Dead prostitute/Hooker #1), Michael Rooker (as Henry), Anne Bartoletti (as Waitress), Elizabeth Kaden (as Dead couple (wife)), Ted Kaden (as Dead couple (husband)), Denise Sullivan (as Floating woman), Anita Ores (as Mall shopper #1), Megan Ores (as Mall shopper #2), Cheri Jones (as Mall shopper #3), Monica Anne O'Malley (as Mall victim), Bruce Quist (as Husband), Erzsebet Sziky (as Hitchhiker), Tracy Arnold (as Becky), Tom Towles (as Otis), David Katz (as Henry's boss)
Описание: Одинокий бродяга Генри (Рукер) вовлекает своего туповатого сокамерника по тюрьме Отиса (Таулз) в серию бессмысленных убийств. Наугад выбирая свои жертвы, они каждый раз изобретают новые способы убийства. Сестра Отиса Бекки (Арнолд) приезжает в Чикаго погостить и влюбляется в Генри. Фильм признан критиками шедевром современных фильмов ужасов. (Иванов М.)
Рецензии: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) is a film that is loosely based upon the exploits of notorious white trash serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. This man claimed to have killed hundreds of people, mostly women. But the director takes us down the path of a man who is in many ways similar to the real deal.
Michael Rooker stars as Henry, a demented man living in a twisted world who lives with a scummy roommate Otis (based also on Henry Lee Lucas' running buddy/lover Ottis Toole). Otis' kid sister Becky (loosely based upon the very young sister of Ottis) comes to live with her older brother after a falling out back home. She decides to head out to the big city to find a new life.
The film follows the murderous trail of Henry who's pent of rage and sexual frustrations fuel the madness that's locked deep within his psyche. Those that are around him soon feel his madness and it's brutal and fatal consequences. The director follows these three individuals with a pseudo-documentary feel. The rape and murder scenes are graphic and brutal as they should be. This is no mere exploitation film because there is nothing exploitative about it, as it should be.
I have to recommended this film. It's a sick, twisted but honest look at the life of a serial killer. He's no movie magic monster because unlike those, he's for real. Co-starring future B-Movie thug Tom Towles as Otis.