Monday, December 27, 2010
Lucker: The Necrophagus
John Lucker is a serial Killer/Rapist with a fetish for Necrophilia, In the opening scenes we see him in a vegetative state after a suicide attempt and he has been drugged into the coma by doctors at a mental hospital. Soon he wakes from his lucid state and makes a quick escape after disposing of a doctor on his way out.
Once she is tied up Lucker finds that his one victim from years prior that had escaped also lives in this building so of course he heads out to get her and also takes her to the basement to force her to watch him do his work. During this scene the Survivor manages to once again escape Luckers grasp and a chase ensues leading to the inevitable end of Luckers reign of terror in sort of a anti climactic finish.
After watching this film , I gotta say I was a little disappointed, it was suggested to me by a few fellow film buffs and I read some reviews leading me to believe this film was a shocking gore fest and honestly I was not impressed. The effects were bad the gore was lackluster and the only disturbing scene was the corpse rape which was rather tame in comparison to some similar films I have seen, And after watching A Serbian film nothing quiet disturbs me as much , That film was so screwed up it makes anything else pale in comparison. I can see how this film would be considered shocking in it's day but the video is so low quality and the gore effects are so low budget it just did not do much for me. I did however enjoy the Lucker Character as he would sit quietly watching his victims for seemingly days before killing them and I thought that was a nice touch. I would recommend this for gore film enthusiasts though as it is a nice piece of history and It does push some boundaries especially since it was released before films like Nekromantik and some others with similar subject matter, It's just not the best film of the genre available these days when seemingly nothing is off bounds in film.
Nudity:4 (Not much there, But when it is in the shot it is graphic)
Characters:5 (Luckers Creepiness is the films only saving grace in this category)
Story:6 (decent run of the mill back story, nothing to much to it)
Overall 5.5 out of 10