He Never Died
In a time where most horror-comedies lean more towards the comedy rather than horror, He Never Died is successfully able to balance both. Following the life of Jack, played by Henry Rollins, an immortal stuck on earth, Rollins’ deadpan humor and awkwardness make him hilarious and honestly relatable to watch. You feel his age and experience, as you can see how spending eons distant from people have made him lonely and isolated. These moments only make the horror far more intense and brutal as he tries as hard as he can to suppress his cannibalistic urges. Rollins can shift from charmingly awkward to horrifyingly intense on a dime, and the fight scenes are amplified through gloriously violent fights. The practical gore effects hit hard, making each fight scene feel like a slugfest. At the same time, Rollins’ charm carries us through these intense scenes so that we care and root for him as he grows as a person. He Never Dies works as a comedy, a character piece, and a horror movie, anyone who watches this movie will find something to enjoy.
He Never Died is available on Netflix.