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Tobe Hooper United States, 1979

João Eça's rating of the film Salem's Lot

The work of a matured director. Very american in its unrelenting speed of staging, its shots are yet able to breathe. Hooper creates with camera movements, wide angles, atmospheric lightning and sound effects a world filled with horror and evil, where we face the metaphysical through the materiality of his shots. That's fucking hard to do, so I guess this is one of his most accomplished pictures.