I just bitched out of watching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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I just bitched out of watching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Post by Bordo on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:47 pm

No kidding. I saw they had it on Netflix and watched about 10 minutes before I started thinking, "Hmmm. Maybe this isn't for me."

It wasn't the gore. I was a cop for years and I've seen all that nonsense up close and fo' reals.

I think it's the hype. I've heard how disturbing it is and, more to the point, that it involves violence against kids and families. I guess I'm more sensitive to that stuff now that I have kids of my own. I certainly wasn't before I had kids. Like I was saying, I used to be a cop and, on Thanksgiving 2001, I watched two people have a tug of war with a dead infant (long story) and didn't think twice about it. Went home and slept like a....waaaait for it...baby. BA-ZING!

So, I'm sure someone here has seen the movie in question. Was I right to turn it off? Or did I jump on the bitch train too soon?

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Re: I just bitched out of watching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Post by Shiney on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:24 pm

In its day, it was hardcore and a bit much...however with all the stuff that has been hurled at us these last 25 years or however long since "Henry" came out...it's fairly tame.

In my opinion, of course.

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Re: I just bitched out of watching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Post by TheBrute on Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:00 am

Michael Rooker is great. I think it still holds up pretty well.

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Re: I just bitched out of watching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Post by KrimsonKing on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:14 pm

I don't think that films get tamer with age. Henry is a shocking movie because of the titular character's approach to killing. And seeing a dead woman with a smashed bottle in her face is never something that I'm going to become hardened to.

And I agree, having a family changes everything.

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Post by O'Dandelo on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 am

A lot of people talk about how brutal and disturbing it is, and in that respect it has aged a little. I finally saw this a few months ago and was very pleased, even after being really disappointed up to halfway through. It was chilling in a way that's hard to pull off. It's actually stuck with me a little.

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Post by dgrintalis on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:42 pm

I saw it a long time ago and remember it as being very gritty and disturbing. Definitely worth the watch.

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