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Hellmaster FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Douglas Schulze
Produced by David J. Dalton
Kurt Eli Mayry
Douglas Schulze
Written by Douglas Shulze
Starring John Saxon
David Emge
Amy Raasch
Edward Stevens
Cinematography Michael Goi
Edited by Sean Hoessli
Distributed by Dolphin Productions
Release date
December 16, 1992 (1992-12-16)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hellmaster is a 1992 American horror film. The film was written and directed by Douglas Shulze and is about a psychotic college professor who uses unsuspecting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into brutal slaughterers.[1]


Part of a secret government eugenics project, crazed biochemistry professor John Saxon committed terrible crimes on his college campus in the late 1960s before one of his colleagues burned the college to put a deadly end to his spree. Saxon is presumed dead, but a series of murders twenty years later raises questions of whether he has somehow managed to return. In actuality, Saxon's drug experiments have turned him into a superhuman. Having teleported himself to safety during the fire, he has been living underground continuing his experiments. With an injection, he is able to turn people into mutants who will follow his will. With the help of his zombie-like army, Saxon plans to access his stores of his "Nietzsche Drug" in the catacombs beneath the campus. Standing against him are three people: a psychic, a reporter and a woman who has already survived one supernatural attack. The psychic determines that she herself must take the Nietzsche Drug so she can face the mad professor and his mutant slaves.[2][3]


  • John Saxon - Professor Saxon
  • David Emge - Reporter
  • Jeff Rector - Jesse
  • Amy Raasch - Shelley
  • Edward Stevens - Drake
  • Sean Sweeney - Joel
  • Melissa Zafarana - Tracy
  • Jim Riethmiller - Harrold
  • Sarah Barkoff - Little Girl

DVD releases[edit]

The DVD of the film was released on September 19, 2006 and includes audio commentary from the director and producer, a conceptual art gallery, the movie in full Dutch, and a behind-the-scenes gallery.[4]


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