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When he ran the make-up effects department at New World Pictures, Roger Corman called him "...the best in the business..." John Carl Buechler was born in Belleville, Illinois. An actor, writer, producer, director, special effects artist, he has always been in love with filmmaking. He was the first person in history to make his way into the director's chair by way of make-up effects superstardom. Premiere Magazine has quoted him as saying, "if you can pull a performance out of a piece of latex, you can do it with actors...."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Villard

As someone who truly goes the entire nine yards, John Carl Buechler has made his name known as an accomplished writer, producer, director and special effects artist. Since his early years, Buechler was thrilled with a passion of special effects and formed his own company, Mechanical Imageries Inc., for creating special effects for a handful of motion pictures in the science fiction and horror/fantasy genre. Although he is known for his fascinating make-up work, as a director, Buechler made his debut on an anthology fantasy film entitled The Dungeonmaster (1984). A year later, he directed and also designed the special effects for another fantasy film called Troll (1986), which became a major success during its theatrical release in 1986. Troll (1986), The Dungeonmaster (1984) and another Buehcler-directed effort, Cellar Dweller (1988), were films that were produced by Charles Band's then-collapsing Empire Pictures, in which Buechler often worked on dozens of Band's films as an effects artist. His work as a director led him to direct the seventh sequel to the ever famous Friday the 13th (1980) for Paramount Pictures. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), like its many sequels was another box-office success, even though Buechler at the time was skeptical about directing the film. In recent years, Buechler has continued on his long accomplished work in special effects and many of his directorial efforts have been release to directly to video.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blythe379@cs.com

Trivia (1)

Last name pronounced "Beekler".

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