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1986 (Belgium) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Nick Van Suyt ... John Lucker
Helga Vandevelde ... Cathy Jordan
Let Jotts ... Prostitute
Marie Claes ... Sharon
Martine Scherre ... Christine
Carry Van Middel ... An
John Edwards ... Friend
Tony Castillo ... Dealer
Veerle Dendooven ... Nurse
Frans Schepens ... Agent
Werner Onre ... Man reading newspaper
Nico Karadjian ... Dealer
Eddy Cosaert ... Driver
Heidi Callewaart ... Video customer
Francis Impe
Frank Van Laecke ... Bobby
Freek Neirynck
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankvan Laccke
Ann Piessen ... Christine

Directed by
Johan Vandewoestijne (also as James Desert)
Writing credits
Johan Vandewoestijne (written by)

John Kupferschmidt (screenplay) &
Johan Vandewoestijne (screenplay)

Produced by
Filip Beys .... producer
André Coppens .... producer
Johan Vandewoestijne .... executive producer
Original Music by
Geert Beernaert 
Peter Bonne 
Marc Ickx (director's cut)
François Lamoral 
Chris Minjauw 
Johan Minjauw 
Cinematography by
John Kupferschmidt 
Film Editing by
Johan Vandewoestijne 
Casting by
Johan Vandewoestijne 
Production Design by
Filip Beys 
Costume Design by
Filip Beys 
Makeup Department
Helga Vandevelde .... makeup artist
Production Management
Johan Vandewoestijne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmanuel Decoster .... assistant director
Sound Department
Filip Beys .... sound
Special Effects by
Filip Beys .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Castillo .... camera operator
Other crew
Winnie Bauwens .... script
Filip Beys .... titles
Pieter Gorin .... press
Francis Impe .... clip
Bieke Janssen .... script
Lee Cooper .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Lucker the Necrophagous" - International (English title)
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74 min | USA:68 min (Director's Cut)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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[first lines]
Nurse:What's wrong with him?
Bobby:Suicide attempt.
Nurse:Hmm. Who is this guy, anyway?
Bobby:His name is John Lucker. A few years ago, he murdered eight girls. Raped them afterwards. And when I mean afterwards, I mean while some of the corpses were decomposing!
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Dirty and nasty, but lacks staying power, 29 August 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Despite the fact that it was clearly shot on a micro-budget and received an incognito release, Johan Vandewoestijne's Lucker has received cult status thanks to its legendary gore sequences. However, the gore scenes are either lacking in blood and/or completely ridiculous in their execution, and by putting the focus on making the central character as sick as possible; the director has forgotten to implement any horror with staying power into the movie, and it all feels a little bit flat. The central character - John Lucker - is presented as a man on a mission, and this is conveyed by the way he stays wordless for the majority of the movie, and by the fact that all his sick antics are leading up to one thing; namely, revenge. We are introduced to Lucker while he's staying at a mental hospital. Naturally, it doesn't take him long to break out and after killing and raping a couple of nurses, he's back on the street where his crime spree continues. Lucker's sick objective revolves around a young girl that he raped and intended to murder - only he didn't get the last part right, and that's what he's aiming to sort out.

The film only lasts for just over seventy minutes, which is a definite good thing as the plot is thinly applied even given that run time. A lot of the plot is concerned with watching the central character maraud around murdering people, and it's lucky that the director manages to introduce another sick sequence just about every time the film looks like it's getting a bit too boring. I have no idea what 'Necrophagous' means, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that the title character enjoys using the women he kills after death. The sequence towards the end where he licks gore from one of his dead victims from his hands is the sickest in the movie...but it didn't offend me too much. The style of the film is down and dirty throughout, which definitely does the movie a lot of favours and the only other positive in the film comes from the lead actor - Nick Van Suyt - who does well in providing the right kind of feel for a character as sick as this one. The role doesn't require much actual acting, but at least he looks the part. Overall, I have to say this film doesn't really look up to its reputation, and while I sort of enjoyed it; I can't recommend it.

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