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