He mad a 27-minute, 16mm short film called "The Abyss".
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[on The Funhouse] Well, it wasn't the film I expected to be doing. I actually thought I'd come off of 'Salem's and do something like Eyes of Laura Mars. But this was available and they really wanted me to do it. The writer, Larry Block, talked me into it over the course of 48 hours. It wasn't the film I expected. It surprised me, so my approach to it was probably lighter, less stressful.
Was originally offered the script for Steven Spielberg
's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) but turned it down. Spielberg then suggested Hooper direct Poltergeist
(1982), a project he had written himself and had planned on directing. Hooper took the job and Spielberg himself directed "E.T.".