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Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)

Lucker (original title)
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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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)  »

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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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The producer destroyed all of the negatives after the film was finished, so finding a completely uncut copy is very difficult. 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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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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I need a woman
Written by François Lamoral
Performed by William Powell
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Luck of the Corpse
21 January 2010 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

This movie is a deformity. We get to see a lunatic/necrophiliac escape from a mental institute and picking up his old, disgusting habits. The only thing that, very remotely, resembles a plot, is that he is going after the one girl that got away before they locked him up. The whole idea leans closely to films like "Maniac" (1980) and "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" (1986), but "Lucker" is really I-don't-know-how-many-times worse. Bad camera-work, bad acting, bad... oh, crap, bad everything. But it really is sick and disgusting. This, in fact, might be the sickest movie ever made in Belgium. But the gore looks fake (except for the real living, crawling maggots! Ugh!). I shouldn't rate this any higher than 1/10, really. So why 2/10? I'll give you more than one reason. Johan Vandewoestijne made himself immortal by producing the Belgian splatter-classic "Rabid Grannies" (okay, I admit, that doesn't have anything to do with this "Lucker"). He wrote, produced, directed AND edited "Lucker", and that's praiseworthy for a Belgian film, even if it IS trash. And boy, this movie really has one of the sickest scenes showing the act of necrophilia I have ever seen... And did I mention this is Belgian? Anyway, there are enough films out there that can make me proud of that. "Lucker" isn't one of them.


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