Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Review
Written by: Googopqp
A tale of murder and insanity is mixed with love and betrayal when Henry, played by Michael Rooker, meets his roommate's, Otis who is an ex-con played by Tom Towles, roommate's sister.
Henry is a murderer but he is very good at what he does and is never caught. The movie opens with a bunch of scenes of aftermaths of people he murdered. It is actually pretty gruesome some of them. When one day the place Henry is staying at is introduced to a new guest, which is his Otis' sister. Henry in a way begins to fall for her but doesn't really show it but he protects her when her abusive brother is about to hit her. Otis is crazy and wants Henry to kill with him. So Henry does and they go and kill people. Otis even likes to film what he is doing, he films them raping this women in her own home and Otis watches it back over and over and over.... Henry isn't the true insane person and will Otis become too obsessed with killing? And will Henry be able to protect the gril forever....?
This movie was really really good and the story was great. The acting was good too. This movie was easy to watch and enjoy and I love movies where the main character is a killer because it lets you get into the characters mind and see what they are doing but this one takes that and multiplies it by making two killers and one enjoying it like it was sex or something. Michael Rooker did a great job with his character and was very good in this movie and same with Tom Towles. This movie is also brilliantly directed by John McNaughton who also directed an episode for the MOH series.
This movie isn't too gory but it has its moments, and it has some kewl moments taht are pretty brutal in a way. Like a TV being smashed on someone's head or the part when the man is shot on the street. Both of those are pretty......I don't know how to explain it but they aren't gory just powerful...I guess....You'll just have to see!
This movie is great for all horror fans and some non-horror fans to watch. It is a great movie in general and is awesome. I give this movie a 9/10!!!!