Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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John McNaughton


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Released from prison following his mother's murder, Henry (Michael Rooker, JFK) supplements his job as an exterminator with a series of violent, indiscriminate murders. Crazed drug dealer and fellow jailbird Otis (Tom Towles) provides Henry with a willing accomplice to his grisly pursuits, but as the depravity escalates and Henry begins to form a tentative bond with Otis' sister Becky (Tracy Arnold) events spiral towards a chilling and violent conclusion.

Based on the harrowing true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas (portrayed with a dead-eye passivity by a magnetic Rooker) John McNaughton's (Mad Dog and Glory, Wild Things) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the most remarkable in the crowded serial killer genre. Impressively building to a disturbing and horrific climax, the film provides a sobering and nightmarish into a deranged and damaged mind.

A bona-fide cult classic that as well as being long unavailable is presented here for the first time in its entirety and as the director intended; it's a startling, morally complex and frequently uncompromising work of genuine daring and vision.

  • Portrait: The Making of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Serial Killers: Henry Lee Lucas
  • Interview with Director John McNaughton
  • A discussion of the altered scenes with John McNaughton and Nigel Floyd
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes with commentary by John McNaughton
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original Storyboards
  • Trailer