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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

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5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 13 7:28
Utterly disturbing masterpiece. The horror in this one comes from the fact that it feels utterly real.

Even more disturbing than the violence and heartlessness of Henry is the increasing desensitization to killing that Otis transitions through. I've had nightmares about that and this film. Absolute masterpiece.

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8 months, 3 weeks ago at Feb 8 16:23
To be honest, it has been ages since I have this movie and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. In fact, I still remember very well the first time I saw the damned thing. In fact, at the time, I had never heard of this flick before and it is my brother-in-law who brought it to our attention saying that it had a very notorious reputation, that it was one of the scariest movies ever made. So, w... read more
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Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.
Release date: 7 September 1990
UPC: 030306738222
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"Brutal, disturbing, and not for everyone. *Trigger Warnings* Sexual assault, rape, necrophilia, to name a few. What makes this film the most horrifying is that it keeps a sense of realism, making it all seem possible, because these crimes do happen. Michael Rooker does a great job as the mass-murdering simpleton Henry, though the most repulsive character is his roommate and eventual sidekick Otis, whose acts of sexual perversion somewhat lessens the impact of Henry's murders on the audience."

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"Henry Lee Lucas The film's character, was based on Henry Lee Lucas, who proclaimed to have killed nearly 600. Roughly one murder a week between his release from prison in 1975 to his arrest in 1983. While the film was inspired by Lucas' confessions, the vast majority of his claims turned out to be false. Lucas, however was convected of 11 murders, by state officials."

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