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Hellmaster (1992)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 16 December 1992 (USA)
A psychotic college professor uses unwitting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into gory killers.


Douglas Schulze


Douglas Schulze




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Professor Jones
David Emge ... Robert
Amy Raasch ... Shelly O'Deane
Edward Stevens Edward Stevens ... Drake Destry
Robert Dole Robert Dole ... Professor Damon
Jeff Rector ... Jesse Jameson
Sarah Barkoff Sarah Barkoff ... Little Girl
Todd Tesen Todd Tesen ... Adam O'Deane
Eric Kingston Eric Kingston ... Bobby Jones
Neil Savedes Neil Savedes ... Joey Jones
Suzanne Labatt Suzanne Labatt ... Moon Jones
Ron Asheton ... Mama Jones
Melissa Zafarana Melissa Zafarana ... Tracy
Jim Riethmiller Jim Riethmiller ... Harold (as Jim Reithmiller)
Janet Linck 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!


Horror | Thriller


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Originally titled "Them." See more »


Shelly O'Deane: These THINGS are controlled by drugs!
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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 Backlash007See 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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Release Date:

16 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellmaster: Director's Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Pontiac, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital (5.1)| DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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