The acclaimed horror director died Saturday.
We’re now just one week away from the return of a horror icon in Leatherface, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s (Inside) prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Our own Benedict Seal called the film a “graceful gut punch” in his review, so it’s looking like Maury and Bustillo did right by the franchise. […]
With the passing of Tobe Hooper last month, many theaters rushed to book Dark Sky’s 4K restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for exhibition this Halloween season. After all, what better way to pay tribute to Hooper’s game-changing career? Beginning this weekend and straight through Halloween, you’ll be able to catch the 1974 classic up […]
Last week Tobe Hooper died at the age 74, leaving behind a legacy of innovation in horror films that indisputably began with his lurid masterpiece, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In part because of his roots as a documentarian, there’s a rawness to the film that still makes it infinitely compelling today. But, as a… Read more...
In 1974, the horror genre changed forever. Wes Craven undoubtedly brought a new level of realism to horror cinema with The Last House on the Left in 1972, but one could argue that Tobe Hooper took things one step further with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre just two years later. Gritty, disturbingly authentic and with […]
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a quintessential American horror film, one ingrained in the collective memory of three generations of audiences. So at first blush, hiring a pair of young French filmmakers to helm the franchise’s all-important origins story might seem like an odd choice… until you talk to them, then it makes perfect […]
We’re heading back to Texas this Halloween season to catch up with a horror icon in Leatherface, the origin story of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Among the Living) direct the prequel tale, which gets another new poster this week. Bloody’s Benedict Seal was at the world premiere at FrightFest in […]
“We were presented with an opportunity to reinvent the franchise.” The origin story of a horror icon will be explored in Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, a prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre that’ll be slicing its way into our lives beginning next month. While we wait, you’ll find a 5-minute behind […]
Unfortunately, none are on Netflix. But they can be found elsewhere. Where you can watch Night Terrors? How about Eggshells, the early Tobe Hooper film that predates even The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? In the wake of Hooper’s passing over the weekend, the horror community has been mourning the loss of another legend by revisiting his […]
Tobe Hooper’s cult hit’s reputation as one of the scariest ever obscures the greatness of its empathetic characterizations and beautifully realized shots.
He also directed “Poltergeist” and the zombie-populated music video for a Billy Idol hit.
Tobe Hooper, a pioneer of the horror genre, has died. The filmmaker who taught movie audiences how terrifying a chainsaw can be in the wrong hands in the low-budget 1974 sleeper hit “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” died Saturday in...
Tobe Hooper, the beloved and groundbreaking filmmaker behind such genre classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergiest, died over the weekend in California. The Austin, Texas native became a horror icon when he and some Texas filmmaker friends took an exploitable title and a meager budget and created one of the most terrifying movies […]
American horror iconoclast Tobe Hooper's best films spoke to his weird, bitter sense of humor. Hooper would try, in a handful of post-"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" efforts, to confirm what many fans of that earlier film already knew...Show More Summary
The director of iconic genre films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist and Lifeforce has passed away. Read the full article on AICN Hey, guys Quint here. We lost an icon over the weekend. Tobe Hooper passed away at the age of 74. The world of horror is having a rough couple of years. Show More Summary
Finding little to scare him in most horror films, Mr. Hooper was inspired to create a low-budget movie that became an influential classic of the genre.
Movie director Tobe Hooper, best known for "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" horror films, died in California on Saturday, US media reported. He was 74. The cause of the director's death in the town of Sherman Oaks was not announced, the Hollywood industry magazine Variety reported. Show More Summary
If there were any doubt that Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper revolutionized an entire genre, his death on Saturday brought an outpouring of memories and tributes from virtually everyone in the horror game, from his contemporaries to filmmakers who grew up on his work. Show More Summary
Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, died Saturday at the age of 74, Variety reports. Hooper, who hailed from Austin, Texas, began his career in film with The Heisters, a 1964 comedy short that was the first film produced in Austin to get national distribution. Show More Summary