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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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Carlton J. Albright (screenplay) (as Whitey Styles)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Terry ... The Freak
Joan Roth Joan Roth ... Hilary
Stacy Haiduk ... Beth
Thomas Mills ... Rob
Jerry Clarke ... Trooper (as J. Joseph Clarke)
Tom Brittingham Tom Brittingham ... Geek
Carlton Williams Carlton Williams ... Little Luther
'Chicken' Klabunde 'Chicken' Klabunde ... Carnival Woman
Gil Rogers Gil Rogers ... Walsh
Karen Maurise Karen Maurise ... Mrs. Butler
Jerome Borgos Jerome Borgos ... Chairman
Michael Boyle Michael Boyle ... Board Member 4
David Pavlosky David Pavlosky ... Jason
Robert Caraballo Robert Caraballo ... Cook
Nat KT Nat KT ... Teenage Clerk
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luther, the Geek See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Albright/Platt Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The prologue was filmed in a single day. See more »

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Featured in Fowl Play: An Interview with Jerry Clarke (2016) See more »

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Filmed As The Freak
12 June 2005 | by drhackenstineSee 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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