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Hook Man (Luther Thompson), was a recurring character in the third season of the television series Scream. He was portrayed by Tony Todd.

Appearances (3/6) 

Season 3 (3/6)

Biography

Luther used to be an elite soldier in The Vietnam War. At one point during his service, Luther dropped from the army due to post-traumatic syndrome disorder. His years as a veteran were spent at a secluded territory next to a parking lot. No one in Atlanta knew for sure about the circumstances behind Luther's dropping. However, there were insistent rumors about a children murderer named Hook Man, and the possibility that Luther is Hook Man was enough to prevent anyone from getting near his house at night.

On Halloween night of 2010, Luther encountered the Elliot Brothers, Marcus and Deion, who unwittingly entered his turf to retrieve a lost candy. The two children had split up and eventually found the candy, only for Luther to arrive, and stab Deion in the back with his hook, proving the rumors have some base in reality.

8 years later, Marcus, companied Liv and Amir, sneaked into Luther's turf for finding clues about Hook Man and the disastrous night of Deion's death. Luther found Amir, kidnapped him and was about to kill him with the hook, like he did to Deion 8 years ago. Marcus tackled him at the last minute, ready to strike him with his bat. Marcus and his friends confronted him about the incident. Luther's response led to a heated arguments to a heated argument, which concluded after Luther showed them Deion's resting place inside a trunk. He pretended he mistook Deion for an intruder due to his Ghostface custom and invoked Marcus' guilt for hating him all these years.

Marcus and his friend left the scene. Luther went back to his business, but being assaulted by Ghostface. Marcus heard Luther's shouting and was warned about Ghostface's presence. Luther and Ghostface clashed with Luther's hook against Ghostface’s knife. Ghostface overpowered him and chained him to the inside of a car compactor. Marcus attempted to help him, but Ghostface has sabotaged the machine so it won’t turn off and Hook Man is crushed to death.

In Endgame, Jamal revealed he planned Luther's death ever since he was 8, and the night he killed Luther was one of his best moments. He also revealed that unlike Marcus, he always knew Luther killed Deion on purpose and hid the corpse in a car, counting on the fact that the police are less prone to look for missing Afro-American children than other populations.


Quotes 

  • ”No, I got you” (to Deion Elliot)

Trivia

  • He is responsible for the death of Deion Elliot, which makes him the only killer in the franchise who killed a child
  • He is one of the few characters who manages to hold his own against Ghostface, due to his military background.
  • Hook man is portrayed by Tony Todd. Ironically, Tony Todd portrays a famous horror icon "Candyman," who also uses a hook to kill.
  • He's is the first African-American killer in the franchise, followed by Jamal Elliot, who later killed him.
  • Despite his lack of sadism, Hook Man is considered as one of the cruelest villains in the franchise.
  • His murder of Deion led to the chain reaction that resulted with Jamal's vendetta toward Marcus. The said chain reaction also laid the ground for Beth's partnership with Jamal, and therefore Luther is the heavy of the 3rd season.
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