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David Schmoeller

Raised and educated in Texas, David Schmoeller began his career as a young playwright and was awarded the Texas Good Neighbor Scholarship for studies in Mexico, attending the Universidad De Las Americas from 1967-1968. In Mexico he studied theater with Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo (1970)) and was mentored in film by legendary director Luis Buñuel... See full bio »
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Puppetmaster Writer
Netherworld Writer
Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap Writer
Crawlspace Writer


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 2013 Joyous (Short) (writer)
 2012 Little Monsters (writer)
 2012 Ha, Ha Horror (Short) (writer)
 2010 The Price of Beautiful (Video short)
 2010 The Rules of House-Sitting (Video short)
 2010 Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 2008 Wedding Day (Short) (written by)
 2007 Spanking Lessons (Short)
 2005/II Possessed (screenplay - as Billy Chicago) / (story - as Billy Chicago)
 2004 Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
 2003 Puppet Master: The Legacy (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1999 Retro Puppet Master (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1998 Curse of the Puppet Master (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1994 Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1993 Puppet Master 4 (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1992 Netherworld (screenplay - as Billy Chicago) / (story - as Billy Chicago)
 1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1990 Puppet Master II (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1989 Puppetmaster (Video) (screenplay - as Joseph G. Collodi)
 1988 Ghost Town (story)
 1988 Catacombs (written by - as Giovanni Dimarco)
 1986 Crawlspace (written by)
 1982 The Seduction (written by)
 1979 The Day Time Ended (screenplay)
 1979 Tourist Trap (written by)
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Contributed to Francesco Borseti's book "It Came from the 80s!" Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. (2016) ISBN-10: 1476666040, ISBN-13: 978-1476666044

Alternate Names:

Billy Chicago | Joseph G. Collodi | Giovanni Dimarco

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[on horror films] The reason I like horror films is that they're very cinematic, and I like to think of myself as a cinematic director. Other genres are not necessarily as cinematic; you can do so much with horror. See more »


Named Filmmaker of the Year at the 2011 Nevada Filmmaker Awards. See more »

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