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Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Thriller  |  14 August 1998 (USA)
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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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Homeless Shelter Man #1
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Louisa
Daniel Allar ...
Rooter
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Construction Worker (as Bill Pirman Jr.)
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Obnoxious Boy #1
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Don Rimgale ...
Father 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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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 by Charles Walston
Performed by The Vidalies
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"There's plenty of people out there who hate me...can't let them win."
10 April 2005 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Would you want to see a sequel to Apocalypse Now? Would you want to see a sequel to A Clockwork Orange? How about Easy Rider 2? The obvious answer would be NO. So why would anyone want to see a sequel to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Henry 2: Mask of Sanity is a completely unnecessary sequel. It fails in just about every way that the original succeeded. It also recycles much of the plot. Henry moves in with a lower class family, gains a new sidekick, and teaches him how to kill people. How does Henry stumble upon these kinds of guys? I guess it takes one to know one. I will give credit to Neil Giuntoli. Anyone trying to fill the original Henry's shoes is going to be in for a critical bashing, but he's actually decent. He's just no Michael Rooker (and he must stand about 5'2...needless to say he has a hard time being intimidating). Anyone interested in the continuing adventures of Henry as he teaches rednecks across the country how to terrify and kill people, should probably still avoid this. Chuck Parello went on to make the equally avoidable Ed Gein and the updated Hillside Strangler (which I have not yet seen). It seems he's a one trick pony.


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