harrycallaghan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Now this is true horror.
John McNaughton's first film shows killings as a normal, easy thing; with a realistic style. Quite disturbing.
I knew it was gonna be great since the very first scene, that shows a dead woman in such a flawless way. At first we only see her face, relaxed, making us think she's all right. Then we slowly see her body covered in blood, lying on the ground. Pretty creepy.
The dark soundtrack helped reaching the right atmosphere, too.
I don't do lists, but if I'll ever do a "Top 10 Controversial Movies" list, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer will definitely be included.
(Film #17 of Hoop-Tober)