“Buk, buk, buk, buk, buk, ba-gawk, buk, ba-gawk!” You can say that again! Or can you? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to answer the question, “What’s up with Luther the Geek (1989)?” (Hint: The answer is not, “Chicken butt.”)
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 240 – Luther the Geek (1989)
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A psychotic killer convicted of multiple murders is released on parole after spending twenty years in prison. His psychosis immediately takes over and he goes on a killing spree.
- Director: Carlton J. Albright
- Writer: Carlton J. Albright (as Whitey Styles)
- Special Effects:
- Selected Cast:
- Edward Terry as The Freak
- Joan Roth as Hilary
- Stacy Haiduk as Beth
- Thomas Mills as Rob
- Jerry Clarke as Trooper (as J. Joseph Clarke)
- Tom Brittingham as Geek
- Carlton Williams as Little Luther
- ‘Chicken’ Klabunde as Carnival Woman
- Gil Rogers as Walsh
- Karen Maurise as Mrs. Butler
- Jerome Borgos as Chairman
- Michael Boyle as Board Member 4
- David Pavlosky as Jason
- Robert Caraballo as Cook
- Nat KT as Teenage Clerk
- Tom Wadsworth as Store Manager
- Sigrid Norris as Teenage Girl
- Gail Buxton as Old Lady at Bus Stop
- Tris Brumbly as Police Officer
- Martin Widener as Hunter
Writer/director Carlton J. Albright’s Luther the Geek is truly a freak show! The Grue-Crew dives into this often overlooked low-budget, gory splatter-fest. Does Luther the Geek disappoint or does it deliver the goods? Jeff, Chad, and Bill bravely explore the ghastly, gruesome slasher. Will they survive? Will they come out clucking like chickens? Will they go shopping for sharpened, metal dentures? Will they have an unnatural craving for chicken? Or even people?
At the time of this writing, Luther the Geek is available for streaming from Peacock, Tubi, Crackle, and Amazon PPV. It is also available on physical media in Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.
As it turns out, The DoH 80s Grue Crew has covered Carlton Albright’s complete filmography as a writer and/or director. Check out what the crew had to say about The Children (1980): THE CHILDREN (1980) – Episode 192 – Decades of Horror 1980s
Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Jeff, will be Alligator (1989), directed by Lewis Teague, written by John Sayles, and starring Robert Forster. Remember, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH REPTILES DOWN THE TOILET!
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