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Screen Scene: ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’ stalks Oldtown horror fest

“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”
“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” Courtesy photo

Special screening

▪ “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” – The next offering in the October at the Oldtown Horror Festival is this 1986 controversial horror classic about a drifter who commits a series of brutal murders. It’s pretty dark stuff, even by today’s standards (it was originally rated X, though that probably wouldn’t happen nowadays). Showing at 7 and 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Warren Old Town, 353 N. Mead. The film is rated R and tickets are $5.

Best bets opening Friday, Oct. 21

▪ Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” – Tom Cruise: Always does sequels, and there could be plenty more, as this is the second film based on the series of books (there are 20 total). He returns as the titular investigator who stumbles upon a – wait for it – government conspiracy. Of course he does.

▪ “Denial” – Oscar winner Rachel Weisz stars as acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt, who must battle for historical truth to prove that the Holocaust actually occurred as a renowned denier sues her for libel.

Also opening Friday, Oct. 21

▪ I’m Not Ashamed” – Christian drama about a victim of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

▪ “Keeping Up With the Joneses” – A suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) thinks their new neighbors (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) may be spies.

▪ “Ouija: Origin of Evil” – What’s next? A movie based on Jenga?

▪ “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” – Well, at least Madea already has a costume.