Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Luther the Geek|
Actors: Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Stacy Haiduk, Thomas Mills, Jerry Clarke
Director: Carlton J. Albright
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A young country boy is plunged into the depths of homicidal madness after witnessing the strange exploits of a carnival "geek", a caged drunk so desperate for whiskey that he bites the heads off of live chickens in front o... more »
Sir Jub-Jub | Sir Jub-Jub's Lair, Alaska | 04/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry for the ridiculous title but this crazy film deserves nothing less. "Luther the Geek" is a basic slasher movie containing a few things that truly set it apart from most. First, the actor who portrays Luther does an excellent job at portraying a seriously deranged psychotic. I don't know of too many actors who could pull off the fact that their only dialouge consists of squawking like a chicken, yet not make it seem funny. Second, a generally twisted feel overall that culminates in a very unsettling ending. The film also has a clausterphobic feel to it as most of the action takes place in or around an isolated farmhouse, somewhat in a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" mold. The gore effects are generally good with the vomiting blood scene being the most shocking. "Luther the Geek" is simply a disturbing movie that is one of my guilty pleasures, check it out. One note, since Troma acquired this, they have tacked on a rather obscene prolouge with Lloyd Kaufman introducing the film. Normally his stuff is kind of funny, this one is just tasteless."
Luther The Geek gets the loaded DVD treatment
EerieVonEvil | The Rabbit Hole | 03/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is out there. You will never see anything like this again. Mind you this is not a Troma original, they just got the rights to release it. Edward Terry's performance of Luther is spectacular considering he doesnt say one word in the film. He just clucks like a chicken. The ending isnt too shocking, its actually pretty funny. The gore when shown is pretty good. The action was so-so. The young daughter in the film has very nice breasts and they are shown here lovingly(also as an extra check out the extended shower scene). For the price of this dvd you cant beat it. It comes with interviews(the director), deleted scenes, an intro by Loyd Kaufman who is very zany but entertaining. Plus there are other bonus's like real-life freaks and for some odd reason two short videos on how animals are slaughtered and why you should be vegan. Obviously Troma support Veganism, and I do agree and see their point, but why is this on the "Luther The Geek" dvd? Its a very cruel, sad video. Overall a good addition to a horror movie fan's collection."