"Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger" -- Book, Putnam/Penguin, 1998
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I saw Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
(1986) in a theater when it first came out, and it was so gritty and dark I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days afterwards - like the evil of it stuck to my soul. Part of what was so frightening was Rooker, Michael's incredible performance. We normally distance ourselves from villains, but I almost felt for him as Henry. The last thing you want to...
Told NYTimes in August 2011 that the horror film with the most profound impact on him when he was young was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
(1986), because the most frightening aspect of all was that it moved him to relate to, or empathize, with the killer.