This is one of my personal favorites ... a truly unsettling and disturbing movie, partly due to McNaughtons non-judging, matter-of-fact story telling and partly due to Michael Rookers grandiose performance. YBCA presents a 35 mm print.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
By John McNaughton
This independently made horror shocker came out of nowhere, and has lost none of its power to disturb. Henry is a loose take on the story of real-life killer (and pathological liar) Henry Lee Lucas. The flat Midwestern tone and grim realism combine to create a work that is uniquely distressing and genuinely scary. Henry was actually released in theaters “unrated.” But that’s because, despite a long battle with the film’s producers, the MPAA wouldn’t budge on the X rating they assigned the film for “overall tone,” even suggesting that no amount of editing would ever get Henry an R rating. (1986, 83 min, 35mm)
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