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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
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(318 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Mary Demas

Mary Demas

Dead Woman / Dead Prostitute / Hooker #1
Anne Bartoletti

Anne Bartoletti

Waitress
Elizabeth Kaden

Elizabeth Kaden

Dead Couple - Wife
Ted Kaden

Ted Kaden

Dead Couple - Husband
Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan

Floating Woman
Anita Ores

Anita Ores

Mall Shopper #1
Megan Ores

Megan Ores

Mall Shopper #2


Written by
Richard Fire

Richard Fire

(written by)
John McNaughton

John McNaughton

(written by)


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4 years, 5 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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Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.
Release date: 7 September 1990
UPC: 030306738222
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