Filmmaker known for his work in the exploitation horror genre. He directed cult classics such as Basket Case and Brain Damage.
He spent much of his childhood watching low-budget exploitation flicks at grindhouse theaters on Mahattan's 42nd St.
He appeared as himself and narrated the documenatary
His brother Don Henenlotter worked as an actor.
His 16mm short film Slash of the Knife played at a midnight grindhouse show with the infamous Pink Flamingos, which was directed by John Waters.