The worst movie about a serial killer I've ever seen!
Doug J. Pizzy | 09/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen almost all the movies about serial killers including the very disturbing Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Drifter is pure fluff, made for TV crap! Just look at the cast of pretty people including and starring ex-soap opera star Antonio Sabato, Jr. This movie is not scary, gorey or dark like most serial killer movies should be; it's just plain cheesy and lame. I would give it zero stars but I don't think that's possible. Be warned.
Not as bad as some reviewers make it out to be
Albert F. Yuen | 10/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Watched this movie last night and thought it was okay. Not much gore, not as violent as I imagined it might be. In both Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and this rendition, I was disappointed that the writers pandered to the mainstream and left out the glaring fact that Ottis was homosexual and Henry & him were "lovers" of sorts in the true story."
Laughable production quality ***possible spoilers***
DFW Book Lover | Texas | 09/07/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There were so many flaws in Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas, I don't know where to start ...
TV Movie of the Week quality.
Twice, one of the actors looked at the camera. In any real movie, the editor/director would have re-shot the scene.
When the dead hitchhiker is getting raped on the couch, you can see the camerman's shadow.
Henry's scar on his eye keeps changing between scenes.
When the doctor is preparing to give Henry shock treatment, he has the nurse take out Henry's glass eye. While he's shocking Henry and questioning him afterward, it is obvious that the eye is still in place, the actor is just looking upward to make it more ominous.
The actors' "accents" were too funny. I'm guessing the director told them to "talk real slow, cuz that's how dumb people talk."
Overall, fairly laughable. Unfortunately, not funny enough to be a cult classic."