Remembering John Carl Buechler With 7 Must-See Films

Horror fans are still reeling from the news of John Carl Buechler’s death. He may not have been a household name, but chances are you’ve probably seen a film that features his talents, as he had many: special make-up effects artist, film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. In honor of this modern day master—here are a few films that show off his undeniable legacy.  These titles run the gamut of his long career and show just how much his contributions made a difference in fun, challenging, and even surprising ways.

From Beyond

Still from Horror movie, From Beyond


The cast of the horror film Hatchet

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Jason Voorhees unmasked in Friday 13th Part vii New Blood

Bride of Re-Animator

Still from Bride of Re-Animator


Still from horror movie Dolls



Still from movie Troll


Ghoulies in the toilet

Everyone at 25YL extends their deepest sympathies to the Buechler family as well as his friends and fans throughout the world. The family is still fundraising to cover the long term expenses they’ll encounter. Please visit their GoFundMe page for more information about how you can help.

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Written by Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson is Managing Editor of 25YL Horror. She has worked on projects for Netflix, CBS, A&E, PBS, Showtime, Cinemax, and Warner Bros. Pictures.

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