There are a couple of landmark films in my life, and one of those has to be Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I was impressed that this film was so nasty, so bleak – and so good. At that point in my Fangoria-subscribing life, I just assumed horror films had bad actors and nonsense stories. But here was a film that was well-made and fairly deep.
Dan Epstein, official teddy bear of the Suicide Girls, had a chance to speak with Henry director John McNaughton on the set of his episode of Masters of Horror (look for a very cool contest from us about this very, very soon), and the subject of a Henry sequel (I am so not counting that piece of shit Henry 2) was broached, with positive results!
John McNaughton: Michael Rooker and I met with a young playwright named RJ
Tsarov a couple weeks ago in LA. He’s working on a follow up picture to
Henry that we would both be doing.
DRE: Does it pick him Henry up 20 years later?
JM: Yeah, in prison.
DRE: How much of a go is this picture?
JM: I think it’s just a matter of working out the deal. I think they’ll be
many people interested in producing this picture. There’s a couple already.
It’s just a matter of how we’re going to work out the deal with the original
producer. Whether they’ll put up the money or whether we’ll get money from
If you don’t know this film – with it’s defining performance by Michael Rooker – you’re in luck. There’s a packed new 20th anniversary DVD out there, which you can order through CHUD by clicking here.
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