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Luther the Geek (1989)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 1 July 1989 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Freak
Joan Roth ... Hilary
... Beth
... Rob
... 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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Comedy | Horror

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1 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Luther, the Geek  »

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In real life 'Edward Terry' only stands 5'7" and weighs 160 pounds, but clever camerawork made him loom much larger and more fearsome. See more »

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References Antropophagus (1980) See more »

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Yes, I think I'll count this as an exploitation flick.
27 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Even though this is an 1990 movie, it still feels and looks like a typical '70's exploitation flick/slasher. It uses the same sort of style and approach and it is more successful in this than most other modern attempts that try the recreate the '70's style of slasher.

And really, as far as low-budget horror film-making goes, this is quite a good movie, that is only being held back by its writing.

It's really only the writing that makes this quite a weak and stupid film to watch at times. First of all, its main premise is already quite flawed. Here we have a psychotic killer, that doesn't talk at all and acts like a chicken, that is nevertheless getting released from prison because it is thought he is no longer being a danger to the society. Why? It's not like this guy ever does anything normal. And all that the rest of the movie basically is, is the guy biting people in the neck and terrorizing a family at the countryside. No, there isn't that much to the story really and to be honest, it all gets progressively worse.

About half way through the movie isn't that interesting to watch anymore because it sticks to mostly just one location, with all of the same characters, who never seem to be doing enough to get or kill the Geek. But if they did the movie of course would had been way shorter than its already mere 80 minutes of running time.

It's still a fun movie to watch for the lovers of slasher/exploitation flicks. It's no better or worse than the average genre attempt and it besides also has some good gore in it.

5/10

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