HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER REVIEWED
“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” is one of those classic horror/suspense film from the 1980s. By now, most readers have read Jim from Chicago’s lengthy interview with John McNaughton. But, that was going from a place of Chicago love. Honestly, I never knew the film took place in Chicago until I was in college. Since my younger years, I’ve been a gorehound and this film was one of my turning points. When horror shifted from cartoonish burn victims to something resembling the real world.
In effort to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, Dark Sky has helmed a 4K restoration of the original film. While the full frame presentation and compressed audio remains true to form, anything less dirtier would feel like a betrayal. Henry works for the same reason that Michael Rooker works so well in the titular role. The maniac feels dirty and confused. He knows that he loves to kill, but he also feels the urge to stop it. When he can’t explain why he should stop anymore, that’s when the carnage begins. Amazing stuff.
- Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
- Still Gallery
- 1.33:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1