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John Carl Buechler

  • Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois
  • Birthday: June 18
Date of passing: 
March 18, 2019

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John Carl Buechler was an American special make-up effects artist and film director.

Buechler first broke into the special effects business in 1980 with the film Dr. Heckyl And Mr. Hype, and went on to work on a number of early-1980s science fiction and horror movies like Trancers, The Dungeonmaster, The Prey, and Ghoulies.

In 1986, Buechler directed his first feature film, Troll.

John Carl Buechler was an American special make-up effects artist and film director.

Buechler first broke into the special effects business in 1980 with the film Dr. Heckyl And Mr. Hype, and went on to work on a number of early-1980s science fiction and horror movies like Trancers, The Dungeonmaster, The Prey, and Ghoulies.

In 1986, Buechler directed his first feature film, Troll.

Over a period of four decades, Buechler alternated between directing, writing, special effects work, and a few acting roles. He directed (and appeared in) Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, as well as continuing to work on effects for the Ghoulies series, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4, and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade.

Buechler died March 18, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. He was 66.

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