MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,010 this week

Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)
"Lucker" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  1986 (Belgium)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 285 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 17 critic

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.

Director:

(as James Desert)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3114 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 151 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)

Lucker the Necrophagous (1986) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lucker the Necrophagous.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Africa addio (1966)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere
Des morts (1979)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pol Ferbus, Dominique Garny, and 1 more credit »
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Buck
Stars: Nica Ray, Gary Betsworth, Jared Barsky
Minds of Terror (Video 2003)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three sick men are about to show the world what terror really means.

Director: Mark Adams
Stars: Joe Estevez, Conrad Brooks, Robyn Griggs
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to... See full summary »

Director: Hideshi Hino
Stars: Shigeru Saiki, Mari Somei, Masami Hisamoto
Todeloo (2014)
Comedy

A toilet lady gets an undercover visit by a tax collector, who notices several infractions and sends her an invoice of more than 300.000 Euro. While in the public restroom, the tax ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Vandewoestijne
Stars: Sandro Mastronardi, Johan Vandewoestijne, Hugo Vanden Bremt
555 (Video 1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A spate of killings of teenagers by a maniac dressed like a hippie causes a detective to check the records for similar killings. He discovers that every five years, in the fifth month of ... See full summary »

Director: Wally Koz
Stars: Mara Lynn Bastian, Charles Fuller, Greg Kerouac
Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A mad farmer falls in love with his pig and has mutant piglets with it. When the "piglets" prefer their mother over him, he hangs them all and the sow kills herself.

Director: Thierry Zéno
Stars: Dominique Garny
Nekromantik (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt
Adult | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house ... See full summary »

Director: Vidal Raski
Stars: Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The Gateway Meat is a disturbing and sadistic film, that strays far from the normal conventions of the horror genre. It is about a group of Satanists, living in a quaint, coastal fishing ... See full summary »

Director: Ron DeCaro
Stars: David Barry, Baro Carvalho, Christianne Cicilio
Traces of Death (Video 1993)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

This successor to "Faces of Death" collection is a collection of archive film and borrowed stock footage. In its opening you see the death of a woman named Maritza Martin, who was gunned ... See full summary »

Stars: Damon Fox, Maritza Martin Munoz, Emilio Nunez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Van Suyt ...
John Lucker
Helga Vandevelde ...
Cathy Jordan
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Your Death Is Only The Beginning!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1986 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Lucker the Necrophagous  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

BEF 30,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

Lucker is a fugitive escaped from a mental clinic. The police are beginning a massive manhunt for him, and have starting points from where his victim's bodies were found (he never leaves that general area). Yet he still manages to stay in an apartment room for a week without leaving, or without the police showing up. Several people in his immediate vicinity have seen him, and the authorities surely have photos of him. If Lucker were to stay in the same place the whole time, the police would have most definitely found him within that week. 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!
See more »

Connections

References All of Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucker (is a killer)
Written by Johan Minjauw, Chris Minjauw and François Lamoral
Performed by John Minch
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Doesn't live up to the hype
27 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A deranged serial killer/rapist/necrophiliac escapes the mental ward (do these guys ever stay there in these movies?) and goes back to his old ways, killing, raping and having sex with corpses. When he learns that one of his past victims has escaped, he's got some unfinished business to attend to.

Done in an era where the old Grindhouse theaters were a thing of the past, and plenty of nasty little movies were making their way to VHS, "Lucker the Necrophagous" is a notoriously nasty and mean piece of work. Sadly, it doesn't live up to the cult reputation it has, and is a chore to get through.

While you get the requisite gore and disgusting moments(including a nasty bit with a rotting corpse)it's also rather dull to sit though. Sure, it's got all the bad taste, but it doesn't have any talent to make it interesting. The acting is terrible, with the killer actually being a rather dull character-and he's the main character too. After the third or fourth time he starts rambling to himself, you'll want to either turn it off or fast forward though it.

In spite of it's convincing gore and grotesque moments, "Lucker" is too dull and uneventful to be a memorable viewing experience. It's basically like watching a kid try to gross you out, but tries too hard, and has nothing to recommend. As it stands, even hardcore gore fanatics will find this to be a challenge to stay awake through.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
woohoo! Synapse is putting this out! steelplate-1
Will be out in 2008 steelplate-1
Discuss Lucker the Necrophagous (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?