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John Carl Buechler

Director/special effects artist/actor

Born - 18 June 1952, Belleville, Illinois, USA
Died - 17 March 2019

Big, genial, bearded special effects and makeup wizard (surname pronounced Beekler) who worked on drive-in-style horror films throughout his career. His work as a special prosthetic artist began with Dr Heckyl and Mr Hype in 1980, and continued through more than 60 similar credits. He also directed a few gorefests himself, including Troll (1986), Cellar Dweller (1988), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Ghoulies Go to College (1991), Watchers 4 (1998), Deep Freeze (2002), A Light in the Forest (2003), Grandpa's Place (2004), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2006) and Wizardream (2019), his last. He also ran up credits as a character actor, including Stingray (1978), The Dungeonmaster (1984), The Sleeping Car (1990), Not of This Earth (1995), Hatchet (2006), Hatchet II (2010), Catch of the Day (2014) and Beneath the Black Veil (2019), his last. He died from prostate cancer.