An American relative to Japan's Guinea Pig films, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER is a gut-ripping, brain-spilling, smash-your-head-in-a-TV-and-plug-it-in brutality masterpiece. It's proto-American indie art, but also a riveting gore-fest that'll make you wince. As you can imagine, HENRY freaked people out upon initial release, enduring a tumult of walkouts. Over the next few years, HENRY gained an underground following after tussles with the MPAA, but slowly rose from the streets into the hearts of critics who championed it. By the early 90s, HENRY and the astonishing performance from Rooker were finally being praised, as they should have always been.