In 1989, just three short years after Tobe Hooper drove the serrated end of a Stihl through Bubba Sawyer’s belly during the climax of the darkly comedic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – ostensibly ending both the franchise and Hooper’s career – New Line Cinema swooped in, bought the rights to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and […]
This will be the film’s uncut worldwide Blu-ray premiere. Four years after Tobe Hooper released horror film Eaten Alive, about a creepy motel owner and a man-eating crocodile, the late Umberto Lenzi unleashed his Eaten Alive. Via Rue Morgue today, we’ve learned that the Italian cannibal flick, released in 1980, is headed to Blu-ray courtesy of […]
First Wes, then George. Now Tobe.I thought it might be appropriate to share a few words I wrote about Tobe, who passed away yesterday at the age of 74, for issue 20 of Diabolique back 2014…Tobe Hooper is a name seared onto the landscape of horror cinema. Show More Summary
Jacob and Tab take on two classics – one featuring a horror icon and the other of the campy cult variety – in an episode that’s a cut above the rest. Listen to them dissect Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Spanish/Italian slasher Pieces! Subscribe and Listen to Past Episodes: iTunes | […]
One of the earliest Stephen King adaptations was Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot, a 1979 mini-series that brought King’s 1975 novel to the small screen. It was released on Blu-ray last year, but if you’ve been holding out, you may want to grab this new release. Exclusive to Zavvi, the limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray release of […]
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 […]
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
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
Tobe Hooper's telekinetic firebug opus is certainly bad, but enjoyably so. Read more...
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
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 acclaimed horror director died Saturday.
A look at the director's wild debut. Read more...
Tobe Hooper's goofy, maligned Stephen King adaptation is actually a key entry into the late horror maestro's body of work. Read more...
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 […]
Koontz wrote a novelization for Hooper's film, but added 250 pages of new stuff. Read more...
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...
Shining a light on those hard to reach stories. Read more...
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 & 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