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Best Horror Movies of All Time – 1980s

Modern horror as we know it today began in the 1970s, with the introduction to horror masters like Wes Craven, John Carpenter, and Tobe Hooper, and the introduction to genre megahits like The Exorcist. The 1980s would build upon the previous decade’s horror successes in a huge way. Between the materialistic mentality of the ‘80s […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Poltergeist

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The 1982 film Poltergeist was terrifying. Written and produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, it starred Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, so it was a guaranteed hit from the get-go. But we most clearly recall the adorable Heather O'Rourke as the youngest child of the family who moved into a cursed house. Show More Summary

RIP: Nightmare City & Cannibal Ferox director Umberto Lenzi

After recently losing such horror greats as Tobe Hooper and George A. Romero, it saddens us that we must pass on the news that NIGHTMARE CITY director Umberto Lenzi has passed away at age 86. On top of directing NIGHTMARE CITY, Lenzi...Show More Summary

Say Something Nice: SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION (1990)

last monthHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Tobe Hooper's telekinetic firebug opus is certainly bad, but enjoyably so. Read more...

13 Reason Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

last monthArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life. Column by Peter Derk When we mention masters of horror: the King's, the Matheson's, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Wes Craven— When we talk about The Mount Rushmore...Show More Summary

The Unloved, Part 46: "The Mangler"

Confession: I'm trying to sell a book I wrote on Tobe Hooper right now. Publishers don't seem interested. That's fair I guess, the word on Hooper for so long has ranged from disdain to disinterest, so it's not at all surprising I can't...Show More Summary

The Savage Stack - THE MANGLER (1995)

2 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Tobe Hooper's goofy, maligned Stephen King adaptation is actually a key entry into the late horror maestro's body of work. Read more...

4K Restoration of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Heading to These Theaters

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 […]

Collins’ Crypt: When Dean Koontz Visited Tobe Hooper’s FUNHOUSE

3 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Koontz wrote a novelization for Hooper's film, but added 250 pages of new stuff. Read more...

Here's why The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is still so effective

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...

Remembering Tobe Hooper: The Cannon Years

It’s difficult to deal with the loss of our Masters. The passing of Romero was a massive gut punch, and now here we are again. Only a little over a month later, Tobe Hooper has passed away at the age of 74. It’s safe to say without his first feature, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the shape […]

AICN HORROR looks back in awe and sadness at Tobe Hooper & George A. Romero’s films. Plus superhero

AICN HORROR looks back in awe and sadness at Tobe Hooper & George A. Romero’s films. Plus superhero & Bug on the two titans of horror on the Part-Time Fanboy Podcast! Read the full article on AICN Logo by Kristian HornINTROWhat the &#$% is ZOMBIES & SHARKS? Welcome to the darker side of AICN! M. Show More Summary

Artist’s Tribute to Hooper, Romero & Craven Will Make You Smile

My new desktop background. Forever. It’s impossible to overstate the influence of Tobe Hooper, George Romero and Wes Craven on shaping literally the entire horror genre into what it is today. With films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street, those three masters forever changed […]

The 13 Coolest Alternate ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Posters

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 […]

In Praise of Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Writer Lee Gambin writes a personal piece examining Hooper's 1979 adaptation of Stephen King's classic vampire novel The post In Praise of Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot appeared first on

Five Overlooked Gems From The Late Tobe Hooper

3 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Jacob celebrates a few of the horror maven's less reputable works. Read more...

Rob Zombie reflects on Texas Chainsaw Massacre & the passing of Tobe Hooper

We are all still reeling from the recent passing of not only George A. Romero, but now fellow master of horror Tobe Hooper. To but it simply, it is a strange and scary time to be a horror movie fan. With that in mind, we'd like to...Show More Summary

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