Monday, August 6, 2012
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
This is one of those movies that horror fans fawn all over and blather on about how good it is. I've learned to be leery of such things, because a lot of the time I don't like whatever movies they're praising, but this is one movie that lives up to the hype. Henry is creepy and unsettling, and even years after it was made, it still manages to have an impact on me (and I've seen everything). All the "found footage" movies we see nowadays seem to indicate that horror fans enjoy watching movies shot with a handheld camera, but those filmmakers who think it's easy to make such films should watch this movie and see how it's supposed to be done. If your movie sucks ass, it's not going to suck less just because you threw in some handheld camera footage. People still talk about this movie today because it's GOOD, not because of its technique.
Ok, climbing off soapbox now. But this movie is worth checking out, so you should watch it and see what all the hype is about.