Active in film and television since the early 70's, he has an extensive resume in a broad scope of genres. From small roles in Dog Day Afternoon and Network, to great character pieces in Aliens and The Terminator, to leading stints in such fare as cult favorites Pumpkinhead and Near Dark; Henriksen has developed a colossal fan base.
Horror enthusiasts in particular are enamored of his dedication to the genre, and his gracious nature when it comes to meeting and interacting with his fans. It is because of this mutual passion that the idea for the Lance Henriksen Blogathon arose. Renowned film critic John Kenneth Muir is joined by co-host of the blogathon and co-author of Lance's new biography ("Not Bad for a Human"), Joseph Maddrey in organizing the event. You can get all the info here at John's blog: Reflections on Film/TV with tons of Lance-linkage and good stuff to peruse in celebration of this talented actor. I'd also be remiss if I didn't note that the concept also coincides not only with Henriksen's book release on May 5th, but his birthday on that same date.
While I thought of writing a review of my favorite Henriksen film, Pumpkinhead (!), I realized I'd already touched base on that film over a year ago, so I decided to just have a little photographic run-down of some of Lance's unbelievably long list of film credits.
I was surprised, once I started really thinking about it, by how many horror films the man has actually done. In addition to the main-stream film work he's been a part of, and the three seasons of the stellar cult-status television show Millennium, the guy has put so much sci-fi and horror out there for us to enjoy that I could never touch on all of it, lest this blog be called Fascination with Lance Henriksen.
So without further ado, Happy Birthday to Lance, congrats on the book, and here we go:
|Alien vs. Predator|
|Alone in the Dark 2|
|Close Encounters of the Third Kind|
|Damien: Omen II|
|Man's Best Friend|
|Scream of the Banshee|
|The Dark End of the Street|
|The Pit and the Pendulum|
|The Quick and the Dead|
|Piranha II: The Spawning|
|Alien 3 |