|Intro||American horror film director|
|Was||Film director Makeup artist Actor Film actor Screenwriter Film producer|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||18 June 1952, Belleville, USA|
|Death||18 March 2019, Los Angeles, USA (aged 66 years)|
John Carl Buechler (pronounced Beekler; June 18, 1952 – March 18, 2019) was an American special make-up effects artist, film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He was best known for his work on horror and science-fiction films, mostly as part of Charles Band's Empire Pictures, and directed films such as Troll, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Cellar Dweller, Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College, and Curse of the Forty-Niner. His work includes Ghoulies, From Beyond, Troll, TerrorVision, Dolls, Prison, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, and Hatchet.
After he was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer, his wife set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses. Buechler died on March 18, 2019.