History Film / HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller

24th Jun '17 1:12:57 AM rikachai
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* EvilEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Perhaps Henry's only redeemable trait: he absolutely abhors Otis's incestuous advances toward Becky, and protects her from them on two different occasions.]]

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* EvilEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Perhaps Henry's only redeemable trait: he absolutely abhors Otis's incestuous advances toward Becky, and protects her from them on two different occasions.]]
24th Jun '17 1:12:28 AM rikachai
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* EvilEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Perhaps Henry's only redeemable trait: he absolutely abhors Otis's incestuous advances toward Becky, and protects her from them on two different occasions.]]
18th Jun '17 11:33:48 AM nombretomado
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** Of the "serial killer lead" subgenre of the {{villain protagonist}} genre, i.e. all the serial killer and slasher films of the 90s and onward that have us root for the villain and may sometimes even give them a sympathetic motive. Here we're given the serial killer character in its rawest form and the result is more sickening than entertaining. Unlike such protagonists as [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]], Henry is socially awkward, plain-looking, not particularly intelligent, and downright vicious.

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** Of the "serial killer lead" subgenre of the {{villain protagonist}} genre, i.e. all the serial killer and slasher films of the 90s and onward that have us root for the villain and may sometimes even give them a sympathetic motive. Here we're given the serial killer character in its rawest form and the result is more sickening than entertaining. Unlike such protagonists as [[AmericanPsycho [[Literature/AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]], Henry is socially awkward, plain-looking, not particularly intelligent, and downright vicious.
5th May '17 10:32:37 PM Alvin
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** The homophobic teenage boy who sucker punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to since that would likely lead to Otis getting arrested. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]

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** The homophobic teenage boy who sucker punched sucker-punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to since that would likely lead to Otis getting arrested. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]
28th Feb '17 7:41:20 AM CL
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A sequel was released in 1996, titled ''Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2''. Set several years after the original, it sees Henry shack up with a dysfunctional family headed by an unhinged arsonist named Kai.

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A sequel was released in 1996, titled ''Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2''. Set several years after the original, it sees has Henry shack up with a dysfunctional family headed by an unhinged arsonist named Kai.
28th Feb '17 4:14:31 AM CL
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A sequel was released in 1996, titled ''Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2''.

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A sequel was released in 1996, titled ''Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2''.
2''. Set several years after the original, it sees Henry shack up with a dysfunctional family headed by an unhinged arsonist named Kai.
23rd Oct '16 11:24:12 AM nombretomado
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* ThePublicDomainChannel: [[spoiler: After claiming another victim, Henry leaves her TV on this station. By the time we see it, it's in the middle of playing "Neptune Nonsense".[[note]]A 1936 FelixTheCat cartoon produced by VanBeurenStudios[[/note]]]]

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* ThePublicDomainChannel: [[spoiler: After claiming another victim, Henry leaves her TV on this station. By the time we see it, it's in the middle of playing "Neptune Nonsense".[[note]]A 1936 FelixTheCat WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoon produced by VanBeurenStudios[[/note]]]]
6th Aug '16 6:32:55 PM eaterofworlds
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of AllGirlsWantBadBoys and DracoInLeatherPants. The movie goes through great lengths to remind us just how much of a monster Henry is.
15th Jul '16 6:52:52 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** The teenage boy who sucker punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to since that would likely lead to Otis getting arrested. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]

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** The homophobic teenage boy who sucker punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to since that would likely lead to Otis getting arrested. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]
15th Jul '16 6:39:42 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* BigBad: Henry is the dominant personality in the serial killing duo.

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* BigBad: While Henry is the dominant personality in the serial killing duo.a VillainProtagonist, his partner Otis eventually becomes even worse.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Henry has the moral upper hand in several cases against Otis. For example, he advises Otis against getting revenge on a boy that hit him and stole his weed.



** The teenage boy who sucker punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to [[WouldntHurtAChild since he's young]]. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]

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** The teenage boy who sucker punched Otis and steals his weed. Otis wants to get his revenge, but Henry advises him not to [[WouldntHurtAChild since he's young]].that would likely lead to Otis getting arrested. [[spoiler:A good Samaritan suffers his punishment instead.]]



* PragmaticVillainy: Henry advises Otis against getting revenge on the boy that hit him and stole his weed because the two have been seen together and the boy is young, and these factors would lead to Otis getting caught.



* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Falling in love with a serial killer gets Becky killed. Henry is a stone cold sociopath and having a girl fall in love with him does ''nothing'' to change that.]]

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Falling in love with a serial killer gets Becky killed. Henry is a stone cold sociopath and having a girl woman fall in love with him does ''nothing'' to change that.]]



* SonOfAWhore: [[spoiler: Henry [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] to be one, although unlike many other examples, he actually knew his father (as his mother was still married) and had at least two siblings, a brother and sister.]]

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* SonOfAWhore: [[spoiler: Henry [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] to be one, although unlike many other examples, he actually knew his father (as his mother was still married) and had at least two siblings, a brother and sister.siblings.]]



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Henry Lee Lucas was a real serial killer who confessed to killing over 600 people... but was only convicted for 11 killings. The film is more or less based on Lee's claims than his actual crimes. It actually caused a huge scandal as police fed Lucas with details from various crimes, in many cases to clear unsolved murders, thus meaning the real killers were not pursued. Lucas himself got distinction as the only death row prisoner ''spared'' by (at the time) Governor George W. Bush of Texas. He died in prison from cancer Ottis Toole was not killed by Lucas, but also died from natural causes while incarcerated. Lucas ''had'' served a sentence for the murder of his mother, but all of the convictions except for this are questioned.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Henry Lee Lucas was a real serial killer who confessed to killing over 600 people... but was only convicted for 11 killings. The film is more or less based on Lee's claims than his actual crimes. It actually caused a huge scandal as police fed Lucas with details from various crimes, in many cases to clear unsolved murders, thus meaning the real killers were not pursued. Lucas himself got distinction as the only death row prisoner ''spared'' by (at the time) then Governor George W. Bush of Texas. Texas UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. He died in prison from cancer cancer. His partner Ottis Toole was not killed by Lucas, him, but also died from natural causes while incarcerated. Lucas ''had'' served a sentence for the murder of his mother, but all of the convictions except for this are questioned.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Henry snaps a young boy's neck in front of his parents during the home invasion.
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