He mad a 27-minute, 16mm short film called "The Abyss".
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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on the look of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
(1974)] It was my second feature, and I'd shot a lot of documentaries and television commercials. So I had quite a lot of experience. I came into it knowing exactly what I wanted and I did have an excellent director of photography, Daniel Pearl
, who was just out of film school. So he and I together got the look down.
Unlike his near contemporaries such as George A. Romero
and Wes Craven
, who have always longed to work outside the horror genre but have been creatively pigeonholed to stay within it by happenstance and the film industry, Hooper has always been attracted almost solely to horror and science-fiction films.