David Schmoeller


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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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Known For

Little Monsters Director
(2012)
Tourist Trap Director
(1979)
Spanking Lessons Director
(2007)
Puppet Master Director
(1989)

Filmography

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 2018 Death Heads: Brain Drain (Video)
 2013 Joyous (Short)
 2012 Ha, Ha Horror (Short)
 2010 The Price of Beautiful (Video short)
 2010 The Rules of House-Sitting (Video short)
 2008 Wedding Day (Short)
 2007 Spanking Lessons (Short)
 2005/II Possessed
 1999 Please Kill Mr. Kinski (Documentary short)
 1992-1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Party's Over (1993)
- Giant Steps (1993)
- Love-15 (1992)
- Social Call (1992)
 1992 Renegade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eye of the Storm (1992)
 1992 Netherworld
 1991 The Arrival
 1989 Puppet Master (Video)
 1988 Catacombs
 1986 Crawlspace (directed by)
 1982 The Seduction
 1979 Tourist Trap
 1976 The Spider Will Kill You (Short)
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Other Works:

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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Personal Quote:

[on working with Klaus Kinski] Oh, I have a lot of stories about directing [him]. I don't know if I can get away with saying things for print that I would really like to say. He's really out of control as a human being, and that creates a lot of problems on the set. He wouldn't show up, or he would leave, or he would just . . . well, he got into fist fights with the crew from the very first day. ... See more »

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Studied theater in Mexico with Luis Buñuel and Alejandro Jodorowsky. See more »

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