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John Carl Buechler to Take the Reins of Upcoming Film Dark Star Hollow

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Who better to lead a veteran cast that includes The Highlander, 30 Days of Night hero Eben Oleson and a Canadian scream queen than John Carl Buechler, the man who helmed Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood, Troll and Cellar Dweller?

The director and special effects wizard returns to the captain’s chair after a five-year hiatus from directing to oversee the upcoming Dark Star Hollow, a film about a man who makes a deal with the devil to save the life of his wife.

John Carl Buechler to take the Reins of Upcoming film Dark Star HollowFrom the Press Release
While best known for directing part 7 in the Friday the 13th series, Buechler’s special make-up effects and other works are well known in films like Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Halloween 4 and Trancers. He is also working on a remake of his classic film, Troll, from 1986.

The cast of Dark Star Hollow includes many familiar faces, forgotten favorites and new blood:

  • Josh Hartnett plays Dan Reece, a burned out Chicago cop on vacation with his fiancé Amy, and her friends.
  • Firecracker and stuntwoman, kickboxer Lauren Mary Kim is the mischievous yet vulnerable Ashley Henderson. This little hottie is a fresh new face who packs some serious punch with each kick.
  • Old favorite Geoffery Lewis has a spot as a drunken dam foreman in the opening sequence.
  • Steel-jawed actor James Russo plays the mysterious, heroic Captain John Barteaux; the owner and guide of the massive houseboat Sarah Rose.
  • The Lord Rayden of Mortal Kombat, Christopher Lambert plays David Sinclair, the main antagonist; a soul collector anxious to complete his quota of 666 souls and regain his lost wife Noreen.
  • The return of Non; Jack O’Halloran is onboard after a break from acting to portray Jim Ross, a seemingly kind marina owner.
  • Canadian Scream Queen beauty Chelan Simmons is Tracy Hall.
  • Dawn of the Dead (remake) favorite gun-toting mama trucker Jayne Eastwood is onboard as Bev Ross, a tough, shotgun-wielding Tennessee gal.
  • Jason Voorhees portrayer Kane Hodder appears in a cameo as Fisherman Jack. Kane and John Carl worked together on Friday the 13th Part 7, as well as the Hatchet series.
  • Karate Kid Bad Boy Mike Barnes (aka Sean Kanan) plays a kindly first mate onboard the Sarah Rose houseboat.
  • Canadian stud Kyle Schmid is the obnoxious Tyler, Ashley’s boyfriend. You just know he’s gonna bite it before it’s over.

    Look for more on this one soon.

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  • Scott Hallam