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Tobe Hooper

Director

“No matter where you’re going it’s the wrong place.”

 

Biography

Though he has worked in the horror and dark fantasy genres for more than two decades, producer-writer-director Tobe Hooper’s significant contributions can all be traced to just two films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Poltergeist (1982). Though produced under very different circumstances — the former was an ultra-low-budget exploitation potboiler while the latter was a major studio spectacular — both films were major commercial successes that reflected the zeitgeist of their day. Surprisingly, neither had quite the salutary effect on Hooper’s career as one might have expected. The filmmaker’s current viability, such as it is, has resulted from a canny shift to creating, producing and directing genre projects for the small screen. A popular artist who once helped set trends in entertainment evolved over time into a smooth craftsman striving to ride the wave of his genre’s acceptance into the mainstream.

The Austin, Texas native was first bitten by the… read more

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João Eça

14Oct13

"The Damned Thing" (2006), the first episode of the second season of "Masters of Horror" is missing from his filmography!!!

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Helena Santos

20Nov12

Because one chainsaw massacre in texas is not enough...

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The Blind Owl, Ian

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somethingbode

21May10

I wish Eggshells was on here!