Originally Posted by wizzack
Henry is the scariest movie I've ever seen. It's brilliant!
I've had the pleasure of meeting Rooker & Towles and thank God, they are nothing like the sick f**ks in the movie. They acted so well I almost expected to meet the "Henry" guys. They were pretty cool dudes.
Hey wizzack, so cool you meeting those guys.
On a behind the scenes doc on one of the 2 DVD editions I have of Henry, its director John McNaughton talks about how he and the
film's writer, Richard Fire, were auditioning guys for the role of Henry. It being a low budget project, they were using McNaughton's
or Fire's apartment (can't remember which) to have actors come in and do a reading.
Michael Rooker, then an unknown Chicago stage actor, shows up and does a reading. McNaughton said that the man was so solemn, serious, and convincing, never breaking character, that after Rooker left the apartment, the 2 other men worried that he might actually be that way.
Incidentally, as Henry, Rooker wore his own clothes in the movie, including that old brown jacket.
In the doc., McNaughton tells of an incident that happened at a theater where they were doing some test screenings. McNaughton and Rooker happened to be just outside of the auditorium. One woman had decided to make a hasty exit somewhere in the middle of the film, and just as she opened the door to get into the lobby, she came face to face with Rooker, and the poor lady about had a heart attack.