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Lucker (1986)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 1986 (Belgium)
A serial killer awakens from a coma and escapes from a mental hospital to kill a survivor of his slayings years ago, all the while stalking, terrifying, and killing women on the way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Van Suyt ...
John Lucker
Helga Vandevelde ...
Let Jotts ...
Prostitute
Marie Claes ...
Sharon
Martine Scherre ...
Christine
Carry Van Middel ...
An
John Edwards ...
Friend
Tony Castillo ...
Dealer
Veerle Dendooven ...
Nurse
Frans Schepens ...
Agent
Werner Onre ...
Man reading newspaper
Nico Karadjian ...
Dealer
Eddy Cosaert ...
Driver
Heidi Callewaart ...
Video customer
Francis Impe
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Storyline

John Lucker is a serial rapist/murderer with a necrophilia fetish. Eight years ago, he went on a killing spree that took eight victims, until he was finally caught and institutionalized. Now he's been put in a private clinic after attempting suicide during a mental hospital transfer. He awakens from his drugged state to kill his two nurses, and then heads in for the town. When he hears on the news that one of his victims, Cathy Jordan had survived his rampage eight years ago, he becomes furious, and that rage becomes infested as a physical psychosis that can only be relieved by killing more women as he heads to kill his survivor. One the corpses he keeps to "commit the deed" with a week later before returning on his search for Cathy. He kills one woman and captures another on the way, and then finds Cathy. He psychologically torments both women, but Cathy is able to get away. Lucker, now furious, heads off to settle the score once and for all... Written by Helltopay27

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Your Death Is Only The Beginning!

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Horror | Thriller

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1986 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Lucker the Necrophagous  »

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BEF 30,000 (estimated)
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| (Director's Cut)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Johan Vandewoestijne got money for financing the movie by not telling the fiscal backers the complete details of the story. See more »

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The lights in the bar change from red to blue in between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nurse: What's wrong with him?
Bobby: Suicide attempt.
Nurse: Hmm. Who is this guy, anyway?
Bobby: His name is John Lucker. A few years ago, he murdered eight girls. Raped them afterwards. And when I mean afterwards, I mean while some of the corpses were decomposing!
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Theme from Lucker
Performed by William Powell
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I love the smell of rotting corpses in the morning…
9 September 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Some people have seriously sick and twisted world perspectives!! The beautiful country of Belgium (where yours truly lives) is terribly small and "Lucker" is the ONLY sicko-cult gem that was ever made here. Yet, I had to move heaven and earth in order to finally obtain a copy! Eventually, I had to contact writer/director John Vandewoestijne personally, so that he could send me a DVD of it (he's a really nice guy although the content of his film leads you to suspect otherwise!). Well, it was definitely worth going through all these efforts but only because I'm a die-hard fan of this type of extreme horror movies. This is one messed up piece of independent film-making, I assure you. We're introduced to quite possibly the sickest villain in horror cinema history, a thirty-something serial killer/necrophiliac named John Lucker. He awakes from a coma in a private clinic and immediately escapes the facility, killing and raping a couple of doctors and nurses on his way out. Once Lucker is back at large in his old city, he finds out that one the victims of his first killing spree, eight years ago, survived his deadly assault and he can't cope with that. He perpetrates into her apartment building and patiently plots to settle the old score. Meanwhile, he feasts his perverted lusts on the severely decomposing corpse of a prostitute he killed earlier. "Lucker" is a film experience unlike anything you ever had before in your life. It's mean, sadistic and the constantly disturbing atmosphere doesn't really allow you to breath. Other infamous video-nasties (like "Maniac" or "The Prowler") simply pale in comparison with "Lucker" and it actually made them look like soft, ordinary midweek TV-thrillers. The only movies that slightly live up to this are the ones made by German weirdo Andreas Schnaas, only "Lucker" doesn't feature that typically pretentious "oh look at me, I'm so nasty"-attitude Schnaas' movies suffer from. This is one of the most low-budgeted movies ever released but that's not what counts. You don't require money and fancy visuals in order to deliver a shocking picture and Johan Vandewoestijne terrifically proved that here. The extended necrophilia-sequence definitely is the grossest thing I ever saw. The finger-licking moment (you'll know when you see it) stands as the only sequence ever that managed to make my stomach turn upside down. You can either take that as a recommendation…or a warning.


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