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Review: Henry Lee Lucas: Serial Killer

Henry Lee Lucas: Serial Killer

Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Kostas Sommer, John Diehl | Written and directed by Michael Feifer

The story of one of America’s most prolific serial killers, Henry Lee Lucas: Serial Killer tells the tale of Henry (Sabato Jr.), who, surrounded by violence he whole life, consequently embarks on a killing spree across the the south of the Us. When the law finally catches up with him, Henry comes up with a diabolical solution, and confesses to thousands of murders all over the country. Unable to sort the lies from the truth, the legal system threatens to set him free…

Henry Lee Lucas: Serial Killer comes from director Michael Feifer who was previously responsible for another serial killer movie, B.T.K Bundy. Like that film, Henry Lee Lucas is marketed as a film that aims to set the historical record straight, puporting to show the real
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Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)

Review by Amanda Reyes

Starring Antonio Sabato Jr., Kostas Sommer, Kelly Curran

Directed by Michael Feifer

Written by Michael Feifer, Wood Dickinson, Christopher Ryan

Since Henry was all about confessions, I thought I’d start my review with one: I am a pretty voracious true crime nut and I’ve always been drawn to films about the “superstar” serial killers, such as Dahmer, Bundy and, you guessed it, Henry Lee Lucas. Like good ol’ Ed Gein, Lucas has inspired a tale or two about his supposed rampage across the country. I say supposed because Lucas confessed to a few hundred some odd murders and then rescinded most of them...

He became most famous to casual crime followers when the excellent horror film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer enjoyed a small theatrical release in 1989. John McNaughton’s shocking film was only loosely based on Lucas, but was such a searing
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*Updated* Full Black Devil Doll details and more DVD news

  • Fangoria
First, a few street date updates: Shout! Factory’s DVD of Audition, which we broke the news on here, will arrive October 6. Monarch Video will release Farmhouse (see our review here) September 29; look for a making-of featurette and possibly other special features on that one. And First Look will issue Kyle Rankin’s big-bug opus Infestation on October 13, following its Syfy cable debut (see previous item here).

Lowest Common Denominator Entertainment has set an October 27 street date for its long-awaited special-edition disc of Black Devil Doll, and gave Fango the scoop on the complete details. The saga of an executed black militant’s spirit entering a ventriloquist’s dummy and wreaking all sorts of outrageous, politically incorrect havoc will be presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, plus an insane amount of special features:

Audio commentary by director Jonathan Lewis, writer/producer Shawn Lewis and writer/designer Mitch Mayes Audio
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