Luther the Geek

Synopsis: As a young child Luther The Geek or "The Freak" witnesses a band of men goading a geek (a man who bites off chicken's heads and drinks the blood) into performing. In the ensuing hullabaloo,...
80 min

Throughout America

in the early 20th century,

circus carnivals criss-crossed

the continental United States.

Carny barkers hawked and

baited a curious public

to come and see the

sideshow freaks.

There was everything

from the fat lady

to the wild man of Borneo.

But of all the bizarre acts,

the strangest was the geek.

The geek was a man

so down on his luck,

he'd do anything for a drink.

But, to earn that

shot of cheap whiskey,

he had to bite the

head off a live chicken

and drink its blood in

front of a stunned audience.

The geek.

An American phenomenon.

Geek. Geek.

Geek. Come on, geek.

Come on, geek. Hey, geek.

Geek, come on, geek.

Hey geek! Come on geek!

Geek, geek. Come on, geek.

Geek, come on, geek.



Luther! Luther, you little turd.

I'm going to beat you bloody.

Luther is the story

of a different kind of geek.

Next case, state

prisoner #879632.

Luther watts.

Gentlemen, I feel strongly

about this particular case.

Based on my panel's interview

at Dixon correctional

with the prisoner i

must press for parole.

Why? Why in this case?

Because Luther watts

is a model prisoner

and has been since

incarceration twenty years ago.

His institutional adjustment

has been remarkable,

given his childhood.

Jesus h. Christ.

What hogwash.

I feel Luther has more than

paid his debt to society.


Is that like taxes, Ms. Butler?

Very clever.

But we're talking

about a man's life.

What about the three

people he murdered?

Has he paid off

his debt to them?

That really isn't the issue.

We are trying to

rehabilitate prisoners.

Luther wants a second chance.

And the victims' families?

Has he paid off his debt

to them, Ms. Butler?

That was

twenty-five years ago.

Luther was just a teenage boy.


He's a killer.

I know it, you know it.

We all know it.

Watts has been

a model prisoner.

His institutional

adjustment is remarkable.

In fact, in the background

file from menard psychiatric,

it states

Jason, we've all

read the reports.


seems to me, the question is

do we let this watts character

back out into the real world?

Yes, I think we do.

You're really

convinced of this?

Luther watts has earned

the right to a second chance.

You know what the guards

used to call old Luther?

The geek.

Because he liked to bite

his victims on the neck

and watch them bleed to death.

Human beings have

the capacity to change.

You will admit that

much, Mr. Walsh?

Should have hung the bastard

when they had the chance.

You're disgusting.

I don't know how you ever

got appointed to this board.

' Up yours.

Bleeding heart b*tch.

All right, Walsh.

There's no need for

that kind of talk.

I suggest we bring state

prisoner 879632 to a vote.

I vote for parole.



I vote, uh


The board votes

three to two in favor.

Parole granted.

Next case, state


You gonna pay for these?

Listen, buddy.

You'd better get

out of the store.

We're going to call the cops.

Billy, call the

police right now.

We're going to escort this

gentleman out of the store.

Now, come on, buddy.

Do you mind if i

get in front of you?

No, go on.

You're sure?

My mom's always

forgetting something.

I'm the one who gets stuck.

Hey, moms aren't so bad.

I forgot the pop.

Watch my cart.

Moms are a real

pain in the ass.

Car 101 from Sterling.

Cancel 10-10 at

kroger supermarket.

Go 10-6.

What's going on?

10-10 in

progress, kroger parking lot.

Handle 1039.

Coming through, people.


Back up, back up, come on, back up.

Oh no.




No, no.

Oh, no.



You don't want me.

Don't touch me.

Sure feels good to be home.


I'm home.

Watch out.

That's nice.

Real homey.

I bet my mom forgot her keys.

She's always forgetting

something since my dad died.

Hey, mom?

Is anybody home?

You know, it's been four

months since I've seen her.

Come on, you're a

big-time college girl.

Maybe she wants Jim

to look at the corn.

He's the guy who works our farm.

I'm thirsty.

Would you like a

pop or something?

Or something.


Hey, you like

banana splits, right?

I'm on a diet.


God, now I've got

to go take a shower.


I'll be right back.


I'm in here.

Relax, relax.


don't forget to

wash behind your ears.

Don't stop, don't stop.


Rob? What is going on?

Someone's stealing my bike.

Who's out there?

Where are my pants?


Hey, that's my bike.




Help me.


What happened?

Who did this to you?


Oh, thank you.


Quick, quick.

Untie these.

Get these things off me.

Listen, it's okay.

Rob's here.

Listen to me, Beth.

Untie these knots.



Beth, you hear me?



I can't.

I can't get them.


hurry, honey, come on.

It won't budge.

Come on, baby.

It won't budge.

The 939-

put the gag back in my mouth.

Beth, put the gag on me.

Goddamnit, put the

come on, quick.

Now, hide.

Hey, mister.

It was an accident.

God, he jumped up

out of nowhere.

Are you crazy?



Oh, god.


Beth, Beth!

Beth! Beth, snap out of it.

Beth! I need you to help me.

Beth, snap out of it!

Beth. I need you to help me.

Do you hear me?

He's gone.

He's gone for now,

do you hear me?

That bastard is gone.

But he could come back.

Do you know what I'm saying?

Mommy, is rob dead?

I'm sure he's okay.

But, he had on rob's boots.

We can't help

rob unless I get free.

Beth, go downstairs.

Get the scissors

out of the closet.

Anything to cut

these things off.

Hurry up, damn it.

Did you find them?

" No!



No, no don't hurt him.

Beth, help me.

Beth, you can't leave me.

Don't leave me like this.

Ok, mom.

I'm sorry.

I'm going to try to stall him.

No, no, Beth.

Come back here.

Beth, come back here.


Are you in there?



Who is this guy?

I don't know.

' Hey, you $968k English?

You know, English?

Like, what the f*** is going on?

Jesus, he looks like a chicken.

This is crazy.

Oh, no.

Hello in there.

Just a minute.


You left the lights

on to your car.

Is everything okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Jim giles asked me to

look in on Mrs. Lawson.

Is she your mother?

Hmm. Oh, yeah.

Mrs. Lawson's my mom.

You alone here?

Um yeah, I mean, no.

Really everything's all right.

Truth is, I just broke

up with my boyfriend,

so I'm just a little messed up.

Mr. giles?

He works our farm.

Yeah, when I told

Jim about Luther watts,

he asked me to stop by.

Is your phone working?

Sure, I mean, I think so.

Well, maybe I should check.

Um, no, really.

It's okay.

My mom's taking a nap.

Who is Luther watts?

Paroled killer.

There's a two-state

alarm out for his arrest.

Look, I don't want to

frighten you or your mother,

it's just that this watts character is

extremely dangerous.

Just be careful.

I'll tell my mom,

when she wakes up.

Don't go.

Could I get you a cup of coffee?

I'm on duty, ma'am.

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