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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 ...
Thomas Mills ...
Trooper (as J. Joseph Clarke)
Tom Brittingham ...
Carlton Williams ...
Little Luther
'Chicken' Klabunde ...
Carnival Woman
Gil Rogers ...
Karen Maurise ...
Mrs. Butler
Jerome Borgos ...
Michael Boyle ...
Board Member 4
David Pavlosky ...
Robert Caraballo ...
Nat KT ...
Teenage Clerk


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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Young Luther is played by Carlton Albright's youngest child William under the name Carlton Williams, while his oldest son Nathanael plays the teenage clerk under the name Nat TK. See more »


References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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You have to learn to think like a chicken to survive.....
30 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

All in all, this film could have been much worse. I make this assertion in consideration of it's genre. Scanning the shelves in your local video store's horror section, one can definitely see some truly larcenous attempts at the movieviewer's dollar. This film at least makes an earnest attempt at a feature. The shots used are stable, in focus, and decently lit. It also offers the obligatory (at least in any decent horror flick) female nudity and crudely created gore effects. While the plot is laughable and the pacing is horribly slow the movie is most noteworthy for it's revolutionary use of chicken clucking for sizeable amounts of on screen dialogue, truly one of a kind. Low budget horror fans should give it a peek.

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