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.
The three films he made for Cannon--Lifeforce
(1985), Invaders from Mars
(1986) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
(1986)--were all drastically re-cut by the producers and failed at the box office. Hooper then began working in television, where he's stayed, with only a few exceptions, since the late '80s.