Henry: Portait Of A Serial Killer
In my quest to bring you the most disturbing movies of all time during this Halloween season, it would be remiss of me to overlook one of my all time favorite 'dare movies', Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer!
Henry is the only movie, to my knowledge that was given an 'X' rating for it's "moral tone". And, if you've ever seen Henry, then you'll know that it totally deserved that label! Here's the story:
Henry is a seemingly normal, although quiet, guy. He's just moved in with his friend Otis and his sister, Becky. Otis is very concerned about getting to see his sister naked...which might seem a bit strange...until you dig deeper into the movie. One afternoon, Otis get so angry, he says "I could just kill someone", well, that's just what Henry needed to hear. And the movie dives into territory that will have you wanting to take a shower!
You see, as Henry begins to teach Otis how to be a killer, you start to realize that this is nearly a 'how to' movie about becoming a serial killer. Henry teaches us about weapons, victim selection and where to get rid of bodies...it's all very creepy.
If you can get through Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, you've taken one step closer to being an official 'bad movie guy', this is one of those movies that people call 'dare movies', because you dare someone to get all the way through it...and those are the movies that I LOVE!
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer gets 4 out of 4 cigars, it's slightly dated, and the effects aren't super great, but it's one of the most psychologically damaging movies ever made...and it's a Halloween must! So, until next time, when I'll be leaving my bodies in a suitcase on the side of the freeway, remember that the best movies are bad movies!