Henry is a bad bad boy. He likes to kill people. This I knew going into the movie. The further the movie progressed the more I got frustrated. This is not what a serial killer would do. Kill people in different ways leaving no M.O. Bring someone else in on the killing. It's then in the last 15 minutes that Henry took a turn for the better and revealed something more disturbing then the home invasion scene itself. Not going to spoil it. Lets just say the only way a serial killer like Henry would ever be caught would be if someone happened to catch him in the act, and that is disturbing. Granted the story is a little bit dated, and these days with forensic evidence he would probably be in custody in a week. But the movie is from 1984, and you have to view it like it is 1984. For those reviews I've seen that question his motive...did you watch the same movie I did?? The boys mother made him watch her have sex with random men, and every now and then made him wear a dress while he did. When you're a young boy and a parent is doing something like that you're very impressionable. Many serial killers come from broken homes where there was some type of physical or mental abuse. We are products of our environment. As for people complaining about lack of gore. That's not really what Henry was about. There was enough to satisfy me, but I was more into the psychological aspects of this movie in the first place. Michael Rooker gave a chilling performance as Henry. The way he always seemed to stay calm and never panicked should have clued me into what to come later on. This is a definite must see movie if you want to see into the mind of the hybrid serial killer.