Reviewed bymodgodeVote: 7/10/10
One thing's for certain: there aren't a lot of horror movies like thisone. If this is a good or a bad thing however is for you to decide.Although Luther The Geek isn't your average splatter film, it obeys thebasic rules of the genre and provides its viewer with all the classicingredients. There is the psycho killer, remorseless and cruel,slashing his victims' neck with razor sharp metal teeth. There is thewoman living isolated on a farm in the middle of nowhere, resemblingthe perfect victim. There is her beautiful, busty daughter who bringsalong her college boyfriend for some nude and even sex scenes. Andthere is the small town cop, who heroically takes on the killer all byhimself due to his evident lack of intelligence.
It's all there - yet, this movie definitely is different. You'llquickly recognize the unusually silent atmosphere. Furthermore, themovie maintains a slow pace which reinforces the intensity of thepictures and leaves the viewer alone with the strange and sometimespretty sick action he is forced to witness. A good example is theopening sequence when little Luther meets the chicken killing circusgeek in a dark barn. There is no distraction from the picture, no cheapdialogue to fill the silence, no fast cuts. In a time when the typicalsplatter movie maintains a fast pace, has a high frequency of cuts, isfilled with senseless dialogues, with screams and dramatic music,Luther The Geek manages to disturb its viewer by doing quite theopposite. And if this wasn't enough, Luther's behavior does the rest,walking around clucking like a chicken throughout the whole movie.
I don't know if you should consider "Luther The Geek" a classic butit's certainly a memorable movie you won't forget that easily. Ifyou're really into horror movies and especially into those that aresomewhat strange and different from mainstream films, you'll like thisone. If you're looking for a "cool" scary movie - go and look somewhereelse! Anyway, if you consider yourself a splatter film fan you justhave to give this one a try! Me? I liked it! Well, kind of...
Reviewed byevilnumber8Vote: 7/10/10
Odd, original and entertaining horror. The film concerns the disturbedLuther, who witnessed a Geek perform as a child and also lost his teeth.Eventually the weirdo kill numerous chickens and 3 people, and isincarcerated for 25 years. Paroled, the first thing he does is tear an"old"woman's throat out with his homemade metal dentures and escape to thecountry to terrorize a woman and her daughter. He never speaks, cluckingandbehaving like a chicken. Surprisingly well acted, with great fx. Despitetheunintentional humor provided by what must be the stupidest cop in thestate,it's a very well made and interesting film.
Reviewed byTheMarquisDeSuaveVote: 5/10/10
"Luther the Geek" is a rather puzzling no-budget horror film. The filmconfuses me because I'm not sure whether the filmmakers intended it asa straight horror film or as a twisted dark comedy, or maybe a littleof both. It really isn't successful as either, but its worth watchingonce for horror and cult film fans. The reason why I wonder if its acomedy is because the concept seems absolutely ridiculous on paper (anescaped psycho with deadly dentures who clucks like a chicken) and thescript is completely devoid of rational logic, yet the filmmakers seemto play it as a straight terror tale.
Still, the film itself isn't particularly well made. The acting isexpectedly lousy, with the exception of Edward Terry as the centralgeek. The mother and daughter (Joan Roth and Stacy Haiduk) can't act tosave their lives, but offer plenty of eye candy. There are severalunintentional laughs, but they're dashed away by some absolutelysadistic sequences and twisted concepts. Its worth watching though forthe sheer bizarre nature of the whole film. I mean, how many otherchicken-clucking psycho films have you seen this year? (5/10)
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.