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Luther the Geek (1990)

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As a young child Luther The Geek or "The Freak" witnesses a band of men goading a geek (a man who bites off chicken's heads and drinks the blood) into performing. In the ensuing hullabaloo,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Terry ...
The Freak
Joan Roth ...
Hilary
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Beth
Thomas Mills ...
Rob
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Trooper (as J. Joseph Clarke)
Tom Brittingham ...
Geek
Carlton Williams ...
Little Luther
'Chicken' Klabunde ...
Carnival Woman
Gil Rogers ...
Walsh
Karen Maurise ...
Mrs. Butler
Jerome Borgos ...
Chairman
Michael Boyle ...
Board Member 4
David Pavlosky ...
Jason
Robert Caraballo ...
Cook
Nat KT ...
Teenage Clerk
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As a young child Luther The Geek or "The Freak" witnesses a band of men goading a geek (a man who bites off chicken's heads and drinks the blood) into performing. In the ensuing hullabaloo, Luther bites his lip and likes the taste of blood. Flash forward some thirty years and a parole board is meeting to discuss Luther's release. It seems the cheeky blighter has been murdering folk in the meantime. A dopey parole board trainee sides with the liberals and so Luther is unleashed, except now he has a special pair of customised metal teeth. Luther then proceeds to "bite the heads off" of many hapless folk until the tense ending. This movie is most notable for it's bare dialogue, whole stretches pass without a sound. Most of the audio is composed of Luther clucking insanely like a chicken. The film is centred around a farm and the mother and daughter who live there. Other main characters include the daughter's dumb boyfriend and an inefficient local law officer. Written by Cameron Bell <u6b88@keele.ac.uk>

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The Most Disturbing White-Trash Killer Since "Leatherface". See more »

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The old woman that Luther kills outside the grocery store is actually a young actress in old age make-up See more »

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References Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) See more »

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Filmed As The Freak
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented the out of print video version of this about a year and a half ago from a mom and pop video store down the road from my house. I watched it and liked it. I asked the old guy who ran the place to sell me the video but he declined. A couple of days ago I saw Troma re-released this and I quickly snatched it up. I'm glad I didn't buy the video. The Troma DVD has some really good extras (love the shower scene outtakes). Anyway, this is a pretty good horror movie and the first hour has plenty of out-of-nowhere twists and turns and the villain in this is entertaining to watch (he clucks like a chicken). The gore is spaced out but heavy and the story moves at a fast pace even though it's pretty slim. A chunk in the last half hour features a cop sleuthing through a dark barn and the scene takes an eternity (my girlfriend then fell asleep). Thats the only downfall of the movie. Otherwise, an original, gruesome, fast-paced time-waster that I don't mind watching now and then. Features gory neck bitings. Three stars.


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