With Antonio Sabato Jr., John Diehl, Kelly Curran, Kostas Sommer, John Burke, Caia Coley, Thomas Garner, Jay Pickett

Written by Wood Dickinson, Michael Feifer, Christopher Ryan
Directed by Michael Feifer

Just like the Ed Gein and Ted Bundy biopics, this look at serial killer Henry Lee Lucas falls short of what it could've been. None of these had great budgets to deliver something like The Silence Of The Lambs, but with the fact-based story and gruesome scenarios from which to draw, one feels the result could've been a lot more effective.
Lucas grew up white trash in the '50s, abused by his mother who also turned tricks (to keep things afloat after his father lost his legs). His taste for killing and sex with corpses reached its peak when he met an equally disturbed scumbag, Otis (also getting involved with his under aged sister). When Lucas got caught, he began a trail of confessions which took off to include a multitude of false admissions.
I still find it fascinating how some people glorify and admire serial killers when they are the lowest of the low, preying on people for their own twisted gratification.

This movie doesn't come close to the impact of the 1986 movie losely based on Lucas' life, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. While that movie also had a low budget, it was far more effective and disturbing.

2 / C
- Paul Blom

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