Cool Stuff: 'Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer' Gets A Blood-Smeared Vinyl Soundtrack

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the psychological horror thriller Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, starring Michael Rooker and Tom Towles in a story loosely based on real life serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole. In honor of the milestone anniversary, Waxwork Records is releasing a deluxe vinyl soundtrack featuring the synth-fueled score by Robert McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, and Ken Hale. Get a look at the Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer vinyl soundtrack.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Vinyl Soundtrack

Henry: Potrait of a Serial Killer Vinyl Soundtrack

Here's the official description for the Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer vinyl soundtrack:

Waxwork Records is excited to present HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Available for the first time since 1990, this deluxe vinyl release features the complete soundtrack with score cues by Robert McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, and Ken Hale. Starring Michael Rooker and Tom Towles, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER is a 1986 American psychological horror crime film directed and co-written by John McNaughton. The movie is loosely based on convinced real life serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole. The movie was filmed in 1985 but had difficulty finding a distributor. It premiered in 1986 to successful showings on the film festival circuit, but with its positive critical attention, the film also attracted controversy. The film was rated "X" by the MPAA, further increasing its reputation as a controversial movie. It was subsequently picked up for a limited release in 1990 in an unrated version. It was shot in Chicago, Illinois on 16mm in less than a month with a budget of $110,000.

The score by Robert McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, and Ken Hale features primitive synth drones, ambient electronic cues, hard pounding drum machines, warbling synth bass, bar room jukebox rock 'n roll, and dialogue tracks. Waxwork is proud to present the complete soundtrack and score on vinyl for the very first time since 1990.

Henry: Potrait of a Serial Killer Vinyl Soundtrack

The Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer vinyl soundtrack from Waxwork Records has been remastered for vinyl and printed on "Crime Scene" vinyl, a clear record with blood-smeared vinyl. The soundtrack also features new artwork by Rich Kelly on deluxe old style tip-on gatefold packaging, as well as printed inserts.

Pre-order the Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer vinyl soundtrack for $27 at Waxwork Records, and it will arrive sometime in February 2021.