A psychotic college professor uses unwitting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into gory killers.

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Professor Jones
David Emge ...
Robert
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Shelly O'Deane
Edward Stevens ...
Drake Destry
Robert Dole ...
Professor Damon
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Jesse Jameson
Sarah Barkoff ...
Little Girl
Todd Tesen ...
Adam O'Deane
Eric Kingston ...
Bobby Jones
Neil Savedes ...
Joey Jones
Suzanne Labatt ...
Moon Jones
Ron Asheton ...
Mama Jones
Melissa Zafarana ...
Tracy
Jim Riethmiller ...
Harold (as Jim Reithmiller)
Janet Linck ...
Andrea
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A psychotic college professor uses unwitting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into gory killers.

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He'll show you the way to hell and meet you there!

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16 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Joel Johnson: When do you have time for the CRIPPLE?
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Eat or Be Eaten
Written by Dana Croll
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"If God created this world in six days, and I can make Hell of it in one night, then God must be dead!"
15 January 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Hellmaster has a few things going for it. The best is that it scored two good horror names in the cast: John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and David Emge (Dawn of the Dead). The second best is the storyline involving Saxon as an insane professor experimenting on the homeless and his college students with a drug he calls the reward. David Emge plays opposite Saxon as the hero who's been tracking him for years. After his "death", Saxon returns to campus twenty or so years later to further his experiments. He and his army of the homeless drive around in the Happy Face Bible School bus with a huge cross strapped to the grill. It's the creepiest bus I've ever seen. There's a great scene where one of Saxon's minions is driving around a campus security car dragging the guard's bloody body. There is also imagery of bleeding walls, mutant junkies, and scarification. Hellmaster has the making to be a good horror movie but most people find it hard to get past the terrible acting (other than Saxon). And there are a few other stupid elements in the movie. Like why would a college student carry around a whip, people in trouble saying Mayday, and other atrocities. I don't know if it was the film it was shot on, but sometimes it feels like a home movie too. Eighties horror fans should still enjoy, I know I do.


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