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Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)

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Henry II picks up where the original (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) left off. Henry (Neil Giuntoli) takes a thankless job at a port-o-john company where he meets husband and wife, Kai... See full summary »

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Woman in Woods
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Mike Houlihan ...
Bartender
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Homeless Shelter Man #1
Rich Baker ...
Homeless Shelter Man #2
Rich Komenich ...
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Cricket
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Louisa
Daniel Allar ...
Rooter
Bill Pirman ...
Construction Worker (as Bill Pirman Jr.)
Larry Calicchio ...
Obnoxious Boy #1
Sam Saletta ...
Obnoxious Boy #2
Don Rimgale ...
Father of Boys
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Mother of Boys
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Henry II picks up where the original (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) left off. Henry (Neil Giuntoli) takes a thankless job at a port-o-john company where he meets husband and wife, Kai (Ken Komenich) and Cricket (Kate Walsh). They take pity on the homeless drifter and offer him a room in the home they share with their emotionally fragile teenage niece, Louisa (Carri Levinson). Henry learns that Kai has a side job as an arsonist-for-hire, setting up phony insurance scams to make money for their boss, Rooter (Daniel Allar). He agrees to join Kai and on one of their first outings, they discover two squatters in a building that's been marked for fire. It is then that Henry introduces Kai to his life's work... and the murders begin. Kai has never killed before, but he turns into a willing accomplice. Initially, the two men work well together. But as the killing sprees increase in their depravity, it's more than Kai can handle. He wants out, but he's in too deep. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong grisly murders and violence, sex, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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14 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2 - Mask of Sanity  »

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Michael Rooker was offered the chance to reprise the role of Henry Lee Lucas but turned it down. See more »

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Kai: She is a great artist. Henry, you have to see her drawings. They're wild. Makes you wonder what's going on in that head of hers.
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Follows Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) See more »

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Written and performed by Dennis Brennen
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Descent sequel
2 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Henry 2: Mask Of Sanity is the sequel to- you guessed it Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. Why make a sequel to the masterpiece? I don't know. Henry 2 lacks the sense of emptiness that the original generated perfectly. It also lacked Michael Rooker's Oscar caliber performance of Henry. But Henry 2 is no less disturbing.

Henry has wondered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill. The idea of brutally killing total strangers cause you've had a bad day is disturbing in itself, but Henry 2 does it in more of a graphic slasher-esque manner than the original. I didn't understand why Henry and his new friend just didn't kill the poeple they were pissed at instead of taking it out on strangers. I did enjoy Henry 2, but its hard to compare it to the original, so don't. Neil Giuntoli portrays Henry in the same quiet manner Michael Rooker did, but is in no way as good or convincing. I give props to Chuck Perello for writing and directing a descent flick, he had the right ideas, but........ I recommend Henry 2, but don't compare or think it will live up to the original cause you'll just let yourself down. Appreciate Henry 2 for itself.


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