My friend, former star on The House Between, and fellow blogger, Jim Blanton, has come with a really great contribution for the Blogathon, today. At Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion, he expounds on “The Henriksen Principle of Elevation.”
Briefly, Jim notes: “despite the quality of any particular film…Henriksen’s participation guarantees that there will always be something worth watching. You see, no matter what the project may be he gives it his all.”
His Exhibit A is the 1989 film, The Horror Show.
From the first frame of the film Henriksen takes the proceedings seriously. There’s no wink in his eye that he’s in on any joke, or slack in his step because he’s not working with James Cameron. He exhibits an intensity and weariness that register as genuine. His trademark chiseled appearance and deep voice of course help in this endeavor, always coming in handy for his portrayal of tortured souls.
Thanks for this contribution, Jim. I loved your “principle!”