'Henry 2: Portrait of a Serial Killer'
(Neil Giuntoli, Ken Komenich, et al / DVD / R / (1997) 2006 / Dark Sky Films)
Overview: Henry 2 picks up where the original (Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer) left off. Henry (Neil Giuntoli, The Shawshank Redemption) takes a thankless job at a port-o-john company where he meets husband and wife, Kai (, The Amityville Horror) and Cricket (Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy). They take pity on the homeless drifter and offer him a room in the home they share with their emotionally fragile niece, Louisa (Carri Levinson).
DVD Verdict: Solid cast, with the exception of the lead. Rooker from the first one should have been back, as well as the original director and writer: John McNaughton and Richard Fire, respectively.
This director here doesn't seem to get suspense--and it hurt the film. There is just no beating the original. Too bad McNaughton and the rest from the first flick did not come back for an encore--because now, even if they did, it might be way too late. It's kind of sad, because McNaughton might have had a far bigger/impressive film career if he had. Perhaps skip this one for buying purposes and just rent it to 'keep' it in your memory collection?! Whatever you do, see the original as it'll give you chills!
This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary with director Chuck Parello
H2: The Making of a Madman featurette
Outtakes and Deleted Scenes