Scream Kings 2019, Day 27
Lance Henriksen

October 10, 2019 by Avery Faeth

Tonight we meet one of our personal favorites, Lance Henriksen! One of his earliest roles was in "Mansion of the Doomed" (Michael Pataki, 1976), a movie about a mad doctor attempted to help his disfigured daughter. He follows it up in "Damien: Omen II" (Don Taylor & Mike Hodges, 1978) as Sgt. Neff, the sinister commander of a young antichrist. In "The Visitor" (Giulio Paradisi, 1979), he plays a scheming man vying for the soul of a telekinetic woman. He plays a police chief in the surprising "Piranha II: the Spawning" (James Cameron, 1981). In the anthology film "Nightmares" (Joseph Sargent, 1983), he stars in the segment "The Benediction." He plays the role of a benevolent android in "Aliens" (James Cameron, 1986), and then teamed up with that director's wife for one of his most intimidating roles as vampire gang leader Jesse in "Near Dark" (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987). He stars as Ed Harlet, a grief-stricken country father out for revenge in "Pumpkinhead" (Stan Winston, 1988). In "The Horror Show" (James Isaac & David Blyth, 1989) he plays a detective haunted by the spirit of a man he apprehended. He stars as head inquisitor Torquemada in the Poe-inspired "The Pit and the Pendulum" (Stuart Gordon, 1991). He plays a film producer in the sequel "Scream 3" (Wes Craven, 2000). He headlined "The X-Files" spinoff TV show "Millennium" as Frank Black and starred in an episode of "Tales From the Crypt."

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