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Tobe Hooper Remembered: The Horror World Pays Tribute to a Trailblazer

27 August 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and now members of the Hollywood and horror community are paying tribute to the iconic director. Those paying tribute to Hooper have included Baby Driver and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright and Sleepwalkers director, Mick Garris, who collaborated with Hooper on Showtime's Masters of Horror show as well as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. 2017 has been a sad year for horror fans with the passing of Hooper and another horror director George A. Romero.

Hooper was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Lois Belle and Norman William Ray Hooper, who owned a theater in San Angelo. He first became interested in filmmaking when he used his father's 8 mm camera at age 9. Hooper eventually took Radio-Television-Film classes at the University of Texas at Austin and studied drama in Dallas under Baruch Lumet »

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Horror Directors Lead Hollywood Tributes to Tobe Hooper: ‘Your Legacy Lives On’

27 August 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood lost a horror icon this weekend when “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist” director Tobe Hooper died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Saturday. He was 74.

Filmmakers and other celebrities were quick to pay tribute to the late director on social media.

Hooper’s fellow horror helmers including William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”), James Wan (“The Conjuring, “Saw”), Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”), John Carpenter (“Halloween,” “The Thing”) and Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) honored their peer on Twitter.


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“A kind, warm-hearted man who made the most terrifying film ever,” noted Friedkin. “A good friend I will never forget.”

Wan wrote, “Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper. One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on.”

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Tobe Hooper directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a seminal work in horror cinema. He was a kind, »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Director Tobe Hooper Dies At 74

27 August 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The horror community has lost another legendary director today, as Deadline is reporting that Tobe Hooper has passed away at the age of 74.

Hooper, perhaps most well known for giving us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974, died yesterday of unknown causes. Respected and iconic, the director not only brought us that aforementioned horror flick, but was also behind many others such as Poltergeist, Lifeforce and more. Additionally, he also did some work on television, directing episodes of Tales from the Crypt and The Equalizer, among others.

Even with 37 credits to his name, though, it’ll be The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that he’ll always be remembered for, as it was a hugely influential movie. Made for less than $300,000, it helped give birth to the slasher genre as we know it today. Not to mention that the film also achieved notoriety for being banned in several countries back when it was released. »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper dies at 74

27 August 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Tobe Hooper – director of iconic horror films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist – passed away yesterday at the age of 74, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. The circumstances of his death are currently unknown. Spending most of the 60s as a college professor and working on documentaries, William Tobe Hooper would go on to direct his most famous work – Texas Chainsaw Massacre – in 1974. Inspired by real life serial killer Ed Gein,... Read More »

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Director Tobe Hooper Dead at 74

27 August 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may or may not be the scariest horror movie ever made (I think it is) but it’s certainly one of the most referenced, imitated, ripped off, and influential. Hooper claims the film was his reaction to Vietnam and Watergate and he shot it in grainy 16mm which gives the film its gritty in-your-face realism. For a first-timer, Hooper directed with a solid sense of composition and attention to detail and forced some amazing performances from his cast. Audiences and critics at the time responded to it’s high level of gore, but they were wrong.   It’s actually a masterpiece of restraint that Hooper made and much of its magic lies in the fact that the audience thinks they saw a no-holds-barred gorefest when they didn’t (the scene of the Hitchhiker (Ed Neal) slicing his own hand with a knife is »

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Tobe Hooper Remembered as ‘King of Transgressive Horror’ in Hollywood Tributes

27 August 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood mourned Tobe Hooper, director of classics such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” as a master of groundbreaking horror. He died Saturday at age 74, just one month after another legend of the genre, “Night of the Living Dead” series creator George A. Romero. “Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper,” tweeted James Wan, director of “Saw” and “The Conjuring.” “One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on. Also Read: Tobe Hooper, Director of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Dies at 74 Another director, Edgar Wright, tweeted, “He conjured some truly shattering, »

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Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Director, Dies at 74

27 August 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tobe Hooper, the director of horror classics such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” died on Saturday at age 74, according to media reports. The L.A. County coroner’s office has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for information about the cause of death. Hooper, a native of Austin, Texas, chainsawed his way onto the film scene with his 1974 movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a low-budget film about a group of friends who fall victim to a family of deranged cannibals loosely based on the real-life criminal Ed Gein. Hooper co-wrote the script with Kim Henkel. Also Read: 'Leatherface': Watch the. »

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Tobe Hooper dies by Jennie Kermode - 2017-08-27 13:13:37

27 August 2017 5:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tobe Hooper taking questions at a 40th anniversary celebration of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Paris Photo: Lionel Allorge

Tobe Hooper, the horror legend behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, The Funhouse and more, died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 74. Falling in love with film when he first held a camera at the age of nine, he devoted his whole life to the industry, and though he never won a mainstream award he has been credited as one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation.

The news of Hooper's passing hit hard at Frightfest, where horror fans had gathered together to watch, amongst other things, the eighth film in the Texas Chainsaw series, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo's Leatherface. Maury said that it had been "a real pleasure" to work with the characters and scenario he created. Barbara Crampton, also attending the festival, said "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre »

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Tobe Hooper: the director who took a chainsaw to wholesome family life | Peter Bradshaw

27 August 2017 4:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With his macabre horror masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hooper found dark inspiration in the shadowy, secretive side of the American household

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Perhaps it was Wes Craven who offered the definitive comment on Tobe Hooper’s macabre masterpiece from 1974, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Craven called it “Mansonite” and in a spirit of dark humour he applied the adjective as much to the film’s creator as the thing itself. The director had invaded our minds with this diabolically horrible film and very much moved the furniture around in our skulls.

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Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, dies at 74

27 August 2017 2:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Best known for the notorious 1974 horror film about a group of cannibal killers, Hooper also directed the 1982 supernatural thriller Poltergeist

Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died aged 74, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed. The cause of death is not yet known.

A screenwriter and producer as well as a director, Hooper spent much of his career in horror, directing a series of works now considered classics of the genre, including Poltergeist and the TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel Salem’s Lot.

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Tobe Hooper Has Passed Away

27 August 2017 2:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Of all the visionary voices in 20th century horror, his was certainly one of the boldest, so it is with an especially deep sadness that we share the news that filmmaker Tobe Hooper has passed away at the age of 74.

Multiple outlets are reporting the news of Hooper's passing, including Variety, although the cause of death has not been announced at this time. Hooper passed away on August 26th in Sherman Oaks, California.

Few filmmakers left such an indelible mark on the horror genre as Hooper, who pushed boundaries and captured fear on screen like never before in 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which introduced viewers to the cannibalistic Sawyer clan and their chainsaw-wielding human butcher, Leatherface. Over forty years later, few films have matched the raw power and primal fear of Hooper's audacious 1974 horror film.

Hooper followed up his genre game-changer with an immensely impressive run of films, »

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Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Director, Dies at 74

27 August 2017 1:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The world has lost another horror icon. Variety reports that “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist” director Tobe Hooper has died, though the cause of death is not currently known. He was 74.

Read More:sxsw: Tobe Hooper On Why Audiences Get ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Better Now Than When It Was First Released

Produced for less than $300,000 and featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is among the most influential genre films ever made — as well as the first in a franchise that’s still producing sequels more than 40 years later. Hooper co-wrote and directed the film, eventually helming its first sequel 12 years later; among his many other works are the cult classic “Lifeforce” and the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot.”

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Director Tobe Hooper Dead at 74

27 August 2017 1:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The father of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre died on Saturday. »

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[FrightFest Review] ‘Leatherface’ is a Graceful Gut Punch

26 August 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s hard to know where we stand with the twisted timelines of the three incarnations of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise. Technically, Leatherface shares a universe with 2013’s mostly unloved, but I thought rather fun, Texas Chainsaw 3D. But, when held against the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the only film in the franchise […] »

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Frightfest 2017: ‘Leatherface’ Review

26 August 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Stephen Dorff, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, Jessica Madsen, Finn Jones, Lili Taylor, Nicole Andrews | Written by Seth M. Sherwood | Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

Want to know the shocking incidents, twisted psychology and outrageous bloodshed that led up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the classic 1974 horror? Well, if your nerves can stand it, directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo who helmed the extreme French masterpiece Inside, will take you on one of the most terrifying experiences of your life in this stunning prequel. Four teenage patients escape from a mental institution, kidnap a nurse and take her on a road trip to hell. Pursued by a deranged lawman bent on revenge, the human skin-masked monster is about to appear…

Now that’s what the press for Leatherface states but – and this is a huge caveat – this iteration of Leatherface is a prequel Only to Texas Chainsaw 3D, »

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'The Purge' Producer Claims Dog Walker Made Threats Over Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

24 August 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

One of the guys behind 'The Purge' movies had to purge his dog walker because she allegedly threatened to kill his pup ... all over a creepy obsession with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Brad Fuller -- who also produced "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- says this horror story started in May when the dog walker accosted his wife, demanding to meet Matt and/or Ben. According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, she »

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Quentin Tarantino’s 9 Strangest and Most Surprising Movie Projects

22 August 2017 6:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When you think of Quentin Tarantino, classic films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Django Unchained” certainly come to mind. But what about the critically reviled “Saturday Night Live” sketch adaptation “It’s Pat”? Or the Michael Bay Alcatraz action movie “The Rock”? Tarantino’s fingerprints have been all over the movies ever since his breakout debut in 1992, and some of his projects are way more bizarre than others.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Wants Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence For New Movie, And They Shouldn’t Resist

The director is currently getting together his ninth feature, which will be his penultimate effort behind the camera if his retirement talks are to be believed. Sources say Tarantino is putting together a drama involving the Manson family murders and that he’s eyeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence to star. As the filmmakers looks to the future for his next project, we »

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17 films to catch at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

21 August 2017 3:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Horror Channel FrightFest takes place in London this weekend. Here's our pick of films to look out for...

Summer’s almost over and what better way to welcome in the spooky season than by hiding from the heat in a darkened room, with five days of wall-to-wall horror? Yep, it’s August Bank Holiday and that means the 18th annual London Horror Channel FrightFest is upon us. For some, this is a familiar pilgrimage. Veterans will be used to bloodshot eyes, numbness in the spine, a lack of nutrition and an acute anxiousness every time there’s a loud noise. For others, it may be their first visit and these are things to look forward to. Either way, FrightFest promises probably the biggest, purest, uncut dose of horror you can endure without going insane, complete with special guests, world premieres, live events and at least a couple of parties. »

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Ranked! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies

19 August 2017 6:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The latest franchise entry Leatherface will premiere on Directv in September

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A horror icon is unleashed in the latest trailer for Leatherface

7 August 2017 6:58 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is certainly near the top of the list of all-time horror greats, but as a franchise, it hasn't been quite so fortunate. Perhaps too much time elapsed between the release of the first installment and its sequel, but the franchise has never been able to successfully dive back into the well which made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre so iconic. That's not to say that it... Read More »

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