Lucker The Necrophagous: The Director’s Cut (1986) (DVD Review)

Lucker The Necrophagous: The Director’s Cut (1986) (DVD Review)

Lucker The Necrophagous: The Director’s Cut (1986) (DVD Review)

📅18 August 2015, 21:55


Lucker The Necrophagous: The Director’s Cut (1986) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Johan Vandewoestijne
Starring: Nick Van Suyt, Helga Vandevelde, Let Jotts
Rated: UR/Region: 1/1:85/Number of discs: 1
Available from Synapse Films


John Lucker is a deeply disturbed serial rapist and killer. Locked up in a clinic after committing eight murders (and keeping the bodies around for his own sexual pleasure after the people died!!!), Lucker manages to escape and flees to the city… searching for the one lone survivor of his previous killing spree. His disgusting rampage continues and more people die one by one. Lucker must find and kill the woman who escaped him the first timeā€¦ and no one will get in his way!


Lucker the Necrophagous is a bit of a frankenmovie. Meaning this version is made-up of all the best sources they could find and placed together in order to make a “Director’s Cut”. No worries, if you want just what was available before, there is a VHS rip of a VHS copy on here as well, but the Director’s Cut is what I want to talk about here. The movie isn’t pretty and it is a bit simple in plot. John Lucker is a sick man and we basically fallow him around as he does sick things and kills some folks along the way of trying to find the one girl who he had tried to kill, but failed to finish the job on. We see a bit of blood when he does kill and we see what he does with a corpse, but I’m not so sure this is one for everyone out there regardless. Things are bit too slow-moving even with the short running time and while the blood isn’t bad, it isn’t enough to make up for the rest. The lead isn’t strong, and only really comes into play at the end, with the rest of film feeling more like killing time than actual storytelling.



Of course there is the whole fact that a producer destroyed the negatives of this one after it was made, making it hard to put together what the director wanted. Parts of the story are missing and I do wonder if those parts had of been added if the finished product wouldn’t have been a tad bit more enjoyable. As it was, it is interesting enough, but kind of trails off a bit as we move along. Lucker isn’t a bad character, but there isn’t much done with him outside the one necro scene that is probably what really stands out, as it beats Nekromantik by a year in the corpse banging sub-genre of horror. So if you just like weird cinema, then this is one you will want to see. If you like a little more than just weird, then you might want to pass on this one overall.



– Documetary on the Making of the Film
– The ORIGINAL Uncut Rare VHS Version of the Film


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