Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is the kind of horror movie I like. It isn’t obsessed with trying to make you jump out of your seat in surprise, or show you some fantastical, supernatural garbage and convince you it’s real.

This film is real. It shows you images, characters and scenes that horrify you because the killers show in this film are real. They are based on Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole.

The film is grimy, ugly and utterly repulsive because that is how horrifying things are in the real world. There is a fair share of murder that goes on in this film, but that is not what drives the movie. What drives the film is the awfulness of the Henry and Otis, their creepy nature and their inability to communicate like normal people.

Below is a clip that will give you the gist of the film’s tone. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Park

I’ve talked about offensive and controversial films for a while now. It’s time for a break. How about the focus changes to TV instead. Now, South Park is known to be the type of show that does not care about hurting your precious feelings. Scientologists, Christians, Muslims, rednecks, homosexuals, liberals, conservatives, etc. No one is too good to be insulted by the team of Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

I’d never seen the show, other than a few sporadic episodes over the course of my life. Until two weeks ago, that is. Since then, I have watched the first five episodes of this (19th) season.

It has been fucking awesome.

This season has been relevant as hell, as it has focused on the evils of political correctness (PC). It’s about time people took the issue of over-the-top, censorship-for-the-sake-of-not-offending-pussies seriously. Because as South Park shows, PC can turn anyone into a bitch. So far, this season has shown viewers what happens when PC runs the education system, in the form of the bluntly named, PC Principal. With this muscled-up, frat boy douche at the helm, the town of South Park turns into a haven for social justice warriors and a nightmare for practical thinking individuals. Cartman is able to earn protection from “fat-shaming” that occurs when he posts shirtless picks of his flab online and Kyle is punished for believing that Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero, among other ridiculous things. Even “Reality” appears in a characterized, Hamburger-esque form (much to the chagrin of South Park residents).

I look forward to the rest of the season, and hope that PC attitudes continue to get lampooned as well as they have been. Other comedies could learn a thing or two from South Park. It’s just a matter of people having the balls to offend people.

Salo

I don’t know what to say about this film. It scares the shit out of me. One of my friends from high school, the most transgressive, fucked up guy I know could not sit through this. I will watch it tonight.