Release date1986 (1986) (Belgium) WriterJohan Vandewoestijne, John Kupferschmidt (screenplay), Johan Vandewoestijne (screenplay) CastNick Van Suyt, Helga Vandevelde, Frank Van Laecke Music directorMarc Ickx, Francois Lamoral, Geert Beernaert, Chris Minjauw, Peter Bonne, Johan Minjauw ScreenplayJohan Vandewoestijne, John Kupferschmidt Similar moviesJohan Vandewoestijne directed Lucker and produced Rabid Grannies, Junior (2002), Parts of the Family (2003), Wedding Trough (1975), Nekromantik (1987)
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Lucker the Necrophagous is a 1986 horror film written and directed by Johan Vandewoestijne, and co-written by John Kupferschmidt.
John Lucker, a psychotic man who killed and raped the bodies of eight women, falls into a coma after trying to slit his own throat while being moved from one mental institution to another. Lucker is placed in a private clinic where he awakens, murders an orderly and takes the man's clothes. Lucker exits the clinic and hijacks the orderly's car after killing the man's girlfriend and having sex with her body. The next morning, Lucker listens to a radio broadcast discussing his escape, and Cathy Jordan, a woman who survived being taken captive and tortured by Lucker three years ago. Lucker abandons his stolen car and walks into town while having flashbacks to his time with Cathy, which excite him to the point of prompting him to disembowel a female jogger in a parking garage.
Using a public phonebook and map, Lucker pinpoints Cathy's current address, which he gains entry to by soliciting a prostitute who lives there. Once in the building, Lucker shackles the hooker to her bed, stabs her in the throat and takes up residence in her apartment, which he spies on Cathy from. One month after killing the prostitute, Lucker has sex with her severely decomposed corpse, cuts it up, places the pieces in garbage bags and goes to throw them out. On the way out, Lucker runs into Cathy's boyfriend who he strangles and bludgeons while two women enter the building to visit the prostitute. After disposing of one of the hooker's friends and capturing the other, Lucker goes to Cathy's apartment and captures her as well.
While Lucker rants and thrashes about, he guts the prostitute's other friend in front of Cathy. Cathy manages to escape the chair she is tied to and stabs Lucker in the back with his own knife. The wounded Lucker chases Cathy through the building and is seemingly killed when Cathy shoves him down the elevator shaft. However, as the credits roll, a recovered Lucker is shown walking out of the building.
Nick Van Suyt as John Lucker
Helga Vandevelde as Cathy Jordan
Carry Van Middel as Nurse
Frank Van Laecke as Bobby
Let Jodts as Hooker
Freek Neirynck as Bartender
Martine Scherre as Girl in Jogging
Tony Castillo as Dealer
John Edwards as Boyfriend
The film was released on DVD by Synapse Films in 2008, and contained the original 74 minute version of the film, a new 68 minute Director's Cut, and a featurette entitled Lucker: The Story Behind the Film.
Bloodtype Online praised Nick Van Suyt's performance and the soundtrack, and called the film "repulsive and groundbreaking" despite its simplicity. That website awarded the film a two and a half, as did Brutal as Hell, which described Lucker as "one of the most sickening, grotesque, and disturbing films in the history of horror" despite the weak story.
The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre referred to Lucker as a "boring sick movie" and categorized it as "Worthless". A two out of seven was given by Independent Flicks, which criticized the acting, camerawork, and editing, and stated that overall the film was amateurish, boring and poorly done.