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Tobe Hooper

Tobe Hooper (born January 25, 1943) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the Horror Film genre.

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• House was fun. Pretty much every video from Astro-Creep, meets Tobe Hooper, while we wait for Sid Haig to show up again.
So out of your 7 my top3 are John C, Tobe Hooper,George Romero, hmmm Bava too.
Tobe Hooper is responsible for 2 of the greatest horror movies of all time. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and...
Supposedly, Tobe Hooper was considered to direct this -
When I first observed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), directed by Tobe Hooper, at the age of 18, I seriously questioned whether.
If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that, you'...
Tobe Hooper does not receive the national respect and acclaim he deserves, certainly
Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce came out in theaters today (June 21st) in 1985!.
I wanted to make a human monster. His name is Coffin Baby. The idea is...
Lifeforce, directed by Tobe Hooper, came out this day in 1985!
Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce opens in theaters on this day in 1985. .
Join us today for Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of "Invaders From Mars," co-written by "Alien" scribe Dan O'Bannon.
Tobe Hooper's adaptation of Stephen Kings 'Salem's Lot resulted in weeks of sleepless nights back when I was a kid
Regarding questions of authorship - it's tonally 100% a Spielberg film. And not in a good way. Tobe Hooper's raw edge nowhere to be seen.
The original Return of the Living Dead, I was attached to direct it, a...
Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce was released on this day in 1985.
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I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures the spirit of th...
In the latest Masters of Carpentry, joins us for John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags
THE FUNHOUSE Tobe Hooper's faintly silly early-80s horror carnival pic holds up better than you expect. Kevin Conway is a riot! 3.5 flutes!
Tobe Hooper didn't know till later that his movie was based on that case, he just remembered the stories of "some guy" who..
Next, Mark Duplass as Tobe Hooper. I mean, c'mon, just look. Plus, Duplass has horror connections.
Watching Tobe Hooper's follow up to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive! which I have seen before but forgotten all of it. Surrealist class
Mr Tobe Hooper directed this film to love both films face the master 😆
As a fan of Tobe Hooper u might already know, but did u know Billy Idol headhunted him to direct his 1st mv? thought it cool
As comfortable working with Tobe Hooper as he is with Milos Forman or Herzog. A real actor.
Anybody had a look at this recentish Tobe Hooper movie?
You need an R rating because without one, you can't advertise and the film ...
The influences in my life were all kind of politically, socially implanted.
Caught it in the theater in LA with Tobe Hooper presenting. I was in awe.
Here is my review of Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE (1981):
Today's pick to be Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive. Southern gothic at its finest.
Collectible Lifelike Baby Dolls, Porcelain Dolls a
Thousands of people come to LA every year, and some of them just disappear.
No joke, I was wondering that as I watched this the other day. One doesn't expect to see miniatures in a Tobe Hooper film.
I'm only realizing in recent years that Tobe Hooper is much better than I ever gave him credit for.
I think Tobe Hooper understood this type of campiness years before the rest of us.
Tone Hooper: Looking back at the legendary filmmaker's career.
done right by Tobe Hooper for tv. Great great.
Kinda want to know how Tobe Hooper came about directing Billy Idol's first music video (also Hooper's only music video?).
Well, this is a mashup I’d love to see. Tobe Hooper, grease the chain!
Here is my review of Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive (1977):
Long-delayed UAE-set supernatural thriller DJINN, from Texas Chain Saw Massacre's Tobe Hooper, is on Amazon Prime:
First movie of this evening is Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive. Scratch another DPP lister off the to see list.
Before I die, I'd love to meet Tobe Hooper.
Question of the Day: What is the most underrated/overlooked Tobe Hooper film? Don't forget the hashtag
Tobe Hooper - Bio-Biography of Tobe Hooper best known for his work creating the Texas Chain Saw Mass
Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse was released 35 years ago today:
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Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse turns 35 today: Anyone watching it tonight?
THE FUNHOUSE directed by Tobe Hooper was released in 1981.
Finale to one of the most hardcore Horror Films ever made, Tobe Hooper's 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974),
As poetic as it is horrific, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) dir. Tobe Hooper
Gunnar Hansen trying to give Tobe Hooper a scare by swinging the chainsaw close to him. 'Friendly' payback for a tough shoot.
In you get Jerry Goldsmith and Tobe Hooper. What an odd/awesome combination.
Ridley Scott, John Frankenheimer, Tobe Hooper, and John Carpenter all cited the movie as a key, influential film in their lives.
Tonight's viewing with commentary by Tobe Hooper, Daniel Pearl and Gunnar Hansen.
Top six best horror that scared me ...straight growing up...on Horror Films# James wan# Tobe Hooper# west craven# Tod Browning#
Tobe Hooper's Death Trap tonight. Neville Brand is so good in this and an early role for Robert Englund!
I'll go to bat for a fair bit of Tobe Hooper's filmography, but good God is THE FUNHOUSE a boring slog of a movie.
Day 6 of ! Starting off tonight with Tobe Hooper's THE Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2…
That is so bad *** I miss Tobe Hooper flicks. Poltergeist remake was a joke. They better never remake this.
The man and the crimes that inspired Tobe Hooper's 1977 film 'Eaten Alive'.
I am watching Tobe Hooper's 2013 Horror Film
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THE Texas Chain Saw Massacre directed by Tobe Hooper was released OTD in 1974.
But she was written by Joss Whedon. I think this is the beginning of a Tobe Hooper film. Or James Wan if I'm very unlucky.
It would be pretty sweet if Tobe Hooper and Jim Van Bebber made a movie together...
. Didn't an ex-president of the NRA have the answer. I prefer Tobe Hooper classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I wonder what a conversation with Tobe Hooper is like...
Mathilda May is terrific in Tobe Hooper's 'Lifeforce' What a classic line of dialogue
This movie has such a bad rap. Tobe Hooper deserves credit for actually daring to adapt such a ludicrous King story.
Coming off The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I feel like Tobe Hooper wanted to remake that film all over…
Tobe Hooper was going to direct? There's a teaser that says Joseph Zito was doing it.
The first chapter could be about Tobe Hooper, since it's pretty textbook there.
Tobe Hooper and crew shooting the iconic ending of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:
31 DAYS OF HORROR ... My 2015 Horror Film List: Also some may not know Tobe Hooper came back to direct this as...
Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive makes for a fascinating creative counterpart to Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The revelling in artifice is striking.
just watched Tobe Hooper's/Stephen King's 1979 "Salem's Lot" aka the mecca of vampire movies. it was seriously great
If "It Follows" was John Carpenter doing Suspiria, this is a Tobe Hooper '80s slasher film. I'm glad…
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"No, not creepy at all." said Stephen King, Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, George Romero, Wes Craven
Chop Top himself Bill Moseley swung by the Tobe Hooper tribute show
Tobe Hooper, Caroline Williams and Dennis Hopper on the set of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' - 1986
Little seen TV work from Michael Mann, Tobe Hooper & Sam Peckinpah will screen at
Did you know that Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, did a cameo in "Coming To America"?
"I love music and I enjoy creating sounds. I got into maki..".
Saved our fave until last delivers quite simply epic homage to a Tobe Hooper classic. Just beautiful!
Shirts need tobe printed.It would have been all week. Impossible to getprepared.Ask a bus owner.
Spielberg and Tobe Hooper pose with the "real" director. :))
I'll stock up then. I got a movie I'd love to hear you break down some time. You seen Tobe Hooper's "The Funhouse"?
Tobe Hooper wanted to make a true crime film on Arizonan murderess Winnie Ruth Judd of the infamous "Trunk Murders," citing it as a project
Some of the films of Director Tobe Hooper who celebrates his 72nd Birthday today.
Tobe Hooper's 'Invaders from Mars' Planned for Blu-ray: The 1986 remake of the classic thriller is bound for B...
Films / Filmmakers I'd like to see switched: Tobe Hooper's BADLANDS and Terence Malick's THE Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I haven't seen Tobe Hooper's in a long time. I only remember a couple of things.
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Today in history- It's Tobe Hooper's birthday! He's the director of several classic films
From My Collection - Poltergeist - Directed by: Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg (uncredited)...
Scream Factory reveals extras for Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars Blu-ray
Masters of Horror was way better b/c each Ep had guest directors like Takashi Miike,Tobe Hooper. etc.
Happy Birthday to Tobe Hooper! Who will survive his birthday party and what will be left of them?
Director Tobe Hooper is Guest of Honour at 8th Offscreen Film Festival
Tobe Hooper on the set of THE Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lo...udies in the Horror Film is now on sale for $34.72 at Amazon. Product page:
I agree, without question. I'm a big Tobe Hooper fan, for example, but there were so many great horror movies then.
Hope you`ve got in some quality nibbles. I`ll probs be watching the Tobe Hooper version of Salem`s Lot. A childhood nightmare
LRT I did not know Tobe Hooper directed that.
1981 part 2: I just can't pass up this bit of Tobe-Hooper-directed craziness - "Dancing With Myself"
The issue has many strata from the absurd to the absolute. It's like the 3 Stooges directed by Tobe Hooper.
Don't you remember them doing this to Tobe Hooper? How else did he win the Oscar?
There's nothing wrong with admitting you like Kevin Smith, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, Ti West, whatever.
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Later, when Sony released the 2002 movie starring Tobe Hooper, I rented the 70s pilot movie from Blockbuster and was like...
Hunter Carson was in Tobe Hooper's Invaders From Mars remake and was the original Bud Bundy on Married With Children's pilot
Watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Dir, Tobe Hooper, Somehow I never got around to seeing this one until now
Watching Tobe Hooper's gem THE FUNHOUSE (1981). Seen it so much Ive lost count, & Kevin Conway never fails to impress w/ his intensity. FUN!
well this is probably old news for most, but I just learned Tobe Hooper used real skeletons for the…
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MORTUARY/2005/TOBE HOOPER: I will say from the beginning that I was disappointed in this…
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Some consider this movie a remake of the 1981 Tobe Hooper film THE FUNHOUSE -
Kevin Smith, you should have handed Tusk over to either Tobe Hooper or Darren Lynn Bousman.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Fright Dome will team up with director Tobe Hooper & writer Kim Henkel to feature THE Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Marilyn Burns, one of the original "scream queens" who starred in Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found dead in her home near Housto...
Rest in peace: Marilyn Burns, whose Brobdingnagian intensity in Tobe Hooper's epic "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the agreeably pustular "Eaten Alive!" are likely never to be equaled...
.Lifetime Achievement Award for Tobe Hooper. Chainsaw is the most important film in my genre life.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre auteur Tobe Hooper to be given lifetime achievement award at the
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Show Biz: Tobe Hooper, Abel Ferrara coming to this year’s Fantasia festival
Tobe Hooper, Abel Ferrara coming to this year's Co-ol!
The lineup for 2014's Fantasia international film festival, running July 17-August 5 in Montreal, just keeps...
Tobe Hooper and a 4K transfer of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre at guys! *Mic drop*
joins Tobe Hooper in the new 2014 Fantasia announcements! Congrats and
Honoured to have genre filmmaking legend Tobe Hooper @ 2014 to screen his restored 1974 classic THE Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Excited to announce that Tobe Hooper and the restored Texas Chainsaw Massacre are coming to next month!
The latest from Abel Ferrara, Gregg Araki and more (including lifetime achievement award to Tobe Hooper) just announced for
The 2nd wave of 2014 programming is here! Tobe Hooper!
TCMII - A man composed completely of mummified ash – oh grandpa we love you - I mean what the *** Tobe Hooper? – It wasn’t enough?
Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE. Your jaw will be dropped for 116 minutes straight.
guys any rumours or hope of a release of one of the best King horror adaptations Tobe Hooper's Salems Lot?
In the excellent Chain Saw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands? No reason.
el director era Tobe Hooper. American Gothic again.
Finally saw Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce and it is not the underrated masterpiece some folks claim.
Colin Wilson did. Tobe Hooper, on the other hand...no so much.
Tonight's bedtime story, presented by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.
One of the people I truly admire... Mr Tobe Hooper
Need an awesome movie for tonight? Stop by the Geekadrome & grab John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper's classic... BODY BAGS
Tobe Hooper in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had to take anti-nausea medicine to keep himself from throwing up on set
Is there a DVD/Blu-ray release date for Tobe Hooper's DJINN?
Fun Fact: Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper's mom went into labor with him at the Paramount Theater in Austin.
Re-watching Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE this morning. Such a weird, wonderful movie - and the scares don't even start until 45 minutes in.
Tobe Hooper must have watched The Spiral Staircase as i feel something very much alike it in the way the eye...
Horror Legend of Month: My pick for the month of June goes to Bill Mosely. I will post his career achievements throughout the month. Here is a short Bio of his career. For a period of time, Bill Moseley operated as a journalist, writing for such magazines as Omni Magazine, National Lampoon and Psychology Today. At the age of 29, Moseley got his first film role in Alan Rudolph's Endangered Species as a cab driver. In 1985's Osa he played a character named "Quilt Face." His third role has become one of his most well known; he appeared as Chop Top in Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, after Tobe Hooper saw him in the independent short, The Texas Chainsaw Manicure. The character spawned the famous film quotes, "Dog will hunt!", "Incoming mail!", and "Lick my plate, you dogdick!". Two years after TCM 2, he played Frank in 1988's Mamba. Also in 1988 appeared as a soldier in the remake of the Steve McQueen film The Blob. He next played Darrell in the film Pink Cadillac starring Clint Eastwood. He then ...
Watched Tobe Hooper's SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION last night-felt like a Stephen King/Cronenberg mash up with legendarily awful FX. Fun though.
Coffin Baby (2013) Dir: Dean Jones IMDb: woman’s sister is killed and shortly afterwards she is taken, imprisoned and forced to watch a masked killer slaughter. Throughout the film she asks ‘why’? As a viewer I was doing the same as there are numerous points of reference that don’t make sense-Why her? Why is he doing it? Why are there numerals on her arm and the walls? Why the noir beginning? Why the supernatural ending? Nothing is explained. What remains is a blue eyed, buck toothed masked killer getting extremely nasty with a large number of people while a caged woman looks on. Afterwards I found out that it is a sequel to the Tobe Hooper movie Toolbox Murders which itself was a remake so it might have helped seeing either of those beforehand. The gore is brutal, frequent and very well done but the absence of an explanation/story line just results in confusion. There’s no need for each scene to fade to black either. Top marks for the bloodily vicious body count but there’s not much ...
RANDOM FACT: Horror movies boost your immune system!!! Scientists observed Leukocyte ( white blood cells) activity in people watching Tobe Hoopers Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Apparently it increased their white blood cell count leaving horror fans better equipped to fight disease and repair bodily injury.
Can't wait to see the 4K restored version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Cannes, with Tobe Hooper attending the event... :)
And one thing is worth noting, I asked Tobe Hooper whether he liked the Blu of Texas Chainsaw and he said, yes, but that it was too clean.
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Wait, did you know that a restored version of Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be shown this year
I will watch anything that Tobe Hooper's name is attached to tbh
yep, a Tobe Hooper movie, I believe. May blog about it this Summer.
Famous horror director Tobe Hooper released this film about a man and his killer croc in 1977. What movie...
Of course they are, as they should. But I find fascinating. It's like Tobe Hooper liking ATM, for me.
I don't have a clue what the plot is, but the title 'Tobe Hooper Plays Songs of Secret Love' just popped into my brain. Would you read it?
As insane as the term “space vampires” suggests, Tobe Hooper’s must be seen to be believed. Review:
Next on my list of potentially awesome horrors bought for 25p is Tobe Hooper's SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION. Fair to say I don't have high hopes.
read that Tricoli is indebted to Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre OST and now I want de Dutch Oven bootleg
reading list of unproduced films. Inc: PINOCCHIO THE ROBOT (Tobe Hooper) Lee Marvin was to star as Geppetto.
The evening calls for a Tobe Hooper crocodile film.
The talks about the career of today
Stalled will be showing on the BIG SCREEN this wknd alongside Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE & Poultrygeist at
Yeah I know. Do you know where Tobe Hooper was when he got the ball rolling on the script writing?
Stalled will be screening at the next Sunday! Alongside Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE &
Rocky Marquette was born (May 15, 1980) in Muskegon, Michigan. He studied at Reeths Puffer High School and then attended college at Grand Valley State University on a Shakespeare scholarship. He received the Muskegon Community Foundation Award/Scholarship for volunteering in his community, Muskegon County. Rocky directed/produced and showcased local actors in his film, which dealt with child abuse. It was shown at the local high school to raise money for the Child Abuse Council. All the proceeds from the donations went to help out victims of child abuse. Rocky Marquette has acted alongside many actors including Minnie Driver, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Patty McCormack. He has worked with Tobe Hooper and Academy Award nominated and BAFTA/Golden Globe Award winner Walter Salles. Rocky has starred in a Horror Film known as Shallow Ground.Rocky currently lives in Los Angeles and has a second home in Michigan.
Bud Cardos replaced Tobe Hooper on this 1979 Horror Film starring William Devane and Casey Kasem (!). Anyone seen it?
Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Dario Argento, these names will forever be associated with the horror movie genre because these directors made some of the most popular and influential Horror Films in history. The directors we will talk about today can be categorized in two kinds: One is those who dedicated their career making Horror Films but did’t receive enough recognition, the other is those who made not only Horror Films, but movies in other genres. But they have one thing in common, they each made at least two horror movies that became classics today. If you are a Horror Film fan, make sure you check out all the films that are marked as must-see.   1. Mario Bava Son of cameraman/special effects supreme Eugenio Bava, Mario invented giallo (murder mysteries that emphasise the murders), helped shape slashers (A Bay Of Blood is the blueprint for Friday The13th) and birthed Alien (though Planet Of The Vampires is a good deal more camp). His work favours vivid colours, icy atmosp ...
Pics from day 5 including Snoop, Tobe Hooper, Cesar Chavez and the opening of the
A little bit about the DIRECTOR of "FRACTURED" Adam Gierasch started out as an actor but soon switched to writing, landing his first screenwriting job with legendary horror director Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, POLTERGEIST). After having ten films produced as a writer, Gierasch transitioned to directing. His first film, AUTOPSY, starring Jessica Lowndes (the new BEVERLY HILLS 90210) and Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2, THE UNIT), premiered at London’s FrightFest in 2008 to audience acclaim and was released theatrically in the U.S. as part of 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR. Gierasch’s second movie, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, was released theatrically in September 2010. A remake of the 1988 classic, it stars Shannon Elizabeth (AMERICAN PIE, THIRTEEN GHOSTS), Edward Furlong (TERMINATOR 2) and Monica Keena (FREDDY VS. JASON) and features a classic punk soundtrack and dynamic cinematography. With his third feature, FERTILE GROUND, Gierasch showed his range with a quiet thriller drama about a woman’s loss and her slo ...
All time great movies for this Valentine's day... 10. My Bloody Valentine 9. Friday the 13th part 1 8. Friday the 13th part 2 7. Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 1 6. An American Werewolf in London 5. Bride of Chucky 4. The Strangers 3. Natural Born Killers 2. Black Snake Moan And the best of all time, a divine comedy to tingle the senses starring Sandra Bullock, 1. Premonition
Describing their sound as 'Slaughterhouse Steampunk Blues', The Wattingers lean towards the grimy underbelly of Western Steampunk. Their black sense of humour takes influences from Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sante Sangre, El Topo, original Night of the Hunter, Cannibal The Musical, and The Child Ballads. Stripped down to the bare bones, their music is inspired by old and not-so-old blues greats, such as Howling Wolf, Killdozer, Joan Baez, Martin Carthy, The Birthday Party, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Bad Seeds, Gallon Drunk, The Butthole Surfers, the Beasts Of Bourbon, The Kills, Jawbone, Seasick Steve, Tom Waits, and Prison 'Hollers' as recorded by Alan Lomax.
I Have a few older Vhs left from my collection that I've mostly sold off but still have a few kinda rare Good ones..If anybody is intrested in whats left message me..I'll give you a deal. fright night part 2 Tobe Hooper's Night terrors trilogy of terror (anchor bay reissue) trilogy of terror 2 nosferatu (kinski version anchor bay clamshell) running time(bruce campbell) clam shell warlock warlock 2 and a handfull of fullmoon titles bad channels, seedpeople,dollman vs demonic toys
Eaten Alive. This little seen gem (from Tobe Hooper!) - starring miss Morticia Addams, Carolyn Jones - is about...
Once again Leatherface sole was based just on Ed Gein and so was Norman Bates from Psycho.I still remember the interviews with Robert Bloch on Psycho novel/film and Tobe Hooper on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.It's because Leatherface wears human face mask which still gives me the creeps.And Norman Bates dress up as Mother.Ed Gein had a very strict religious mother who told him all women were dirty.Leatherface robbed graves and so did Ed.Leatherface has his grandma corpse Ed stole his mother corpse.He was suspected of killing 3 women they never found one lady body.Ed Gein wasn't a cannibal he did make from human remains soup bowls he was constructing him self a suit since he wanted to be a woman.He was caught but was found mental unstable for trial he was sent to mental institution he died in 1984 which is still creepy to me knowing that detail.Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs was also based on Ed Gein as well.
Tobe Hooper should direct a chick flick.
Directed by Tobe Hooper. With Sean Patrick Flanery, Marisa Coughlan, Brendan Fletcher, Alex Ferris. The Damned Thing is the apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force that devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there is a connection between this mysteriou...
TONIGHT IN SYDNEY!!! ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE, PROCEEDS GO TO BEYONDBLUE! J,J Sirman Productions and Promoting Presents "A Night of Horror at the Valve". A Horror Movie appreciation Night from masterminds of Dario argento, Clive Barker, George A Romero, Sam Raimi ,Tobe Hooper and many many more. Entry is $15 and all proceeds will go to Beyond Blue. Very special Guest : (actress Victoria Ferrara) will be guest appearing to announce a couple of prizes and getting photos with fans. FANCY DRESS- Dress up as your favorite horror character. (Carbon Black will be judging and giving away free merch from carbon black and hematic to lucky winners of the best dressed male and female of the night.) FREE RAFFLE- A raffle will be taken place until hematic set finishes and prizes will be drawn (prizes: horror movies, suburban movement documentary and winner gets painting of themselves by artist Laz Gein) AUCTION- Posters that will displayed will be auctioned off Set List Doors Open/Special Matinee event: 6:00-6:15 introduct ...
DID YOU KNOW: All the last names of the main characters in 'Night of the Creeps' are based on famous horror and sci-fi directors: George A. Romero (Chris Romero), John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper (James Carpenter Hooper), David Cronenberg (Cynthia Cronenberg), James Cameron (Det. Ray Cameron), John Landis (Det. Landis), Sam Raimi (Sgt. Raimi) and Steve Miner (Mr. Miner - The Janitor).
John Larroquette podcast fun-fact: Did post-production narration for TX Chainsaw Massacre for a broke *** Tobe Hooper for a couple of joints
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BACK IN THE DAY . . . 105 years ago . . . in 1908 - HENRY FORD introduced the MODEL T. Sticker Price: $825. 81 years ago . . . in 1932 - With a count of two balls and two strikes, BABE RUTH "called his shot", and pointed to the center-field bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field. On the next pitch, he hit a home run over those very bleachers to put the Yankees ahead of the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series. 56 years ago . . . in 1957 - "Jailhouse Rock" was released . . . starring ELVIS PRESLEY. 51 years ago . . . in 1962 - JOHNNY CARSON made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show". The show featured Skitch Henderson's Orchestra, Ed McMahon announcing, and guests Joan Crawford, Tony Bennett, Rudy Vallee and Mel Brooks. 45 years ago . . . in 1968 - The horror classic "Night Of The Living Dead" was released. 42 years ago . . . in 1971 - WALT DISNEY WORLD opened in Orlando, Florida. 39 years ago . . . in 1974 - The flesh-eating LEATHERFACE was first seen . . . with the release of Tobe Hooper's "Texas Cha .. ...
Eaten Alive, Tobe Hooper's freaked-out followup to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is coming to in 35mm!
Great time tonight at Aero Theatre in LA watching Tobe Hooper's "Lifeforce" in 70mm! The real treat was Q&A after w/ Steve Railsback!!
Steve Railsback says Tobe Hooper's mother makes the best chili in Texas.
If Tobe Hooper directed AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, you would get something pretty similar to
now some tobe hooper movies with first the Texas Chainsaw Massacre WHICH I HAVE NEVER SEEN
I guess I am well-rounded when Amazon offers me Tobe Hooper's BODY BAGS and SOHPIE'S CHOICE as things I'll like.
Tobe Hooper directed alot of things. Where you been? ;p
Not since Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce have I seen a less scary (and excuse the parlance) nekkid hot chick
Tobe Hooper and Dan O'Bannon, yeah I got that one. I've always liked that film.
Tobe Hooper's poorly received THE Texas Chainsaw Massacre PART 2 opened on this date in 1986. Starring Dennis...
I'd have given anything to see Tobe Hooper direct Kajagoogoo
From Tobe Hooper's representative. Hooper owns the screening rights. It was either that or ask the MOMA.
My fav horror movie is The 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre directed by Tobe Hooper. Such a Masterpiece!
of my top 10 horror directors is Tobe Hooper
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she was director I believe with tobe Hooper in TCM 74. also did the 3D film
Sorry for butting in but the Tobe Hooper adaptation of Salems Lot is fantastic. Mason & Soul = what's not to like?
Photo: astromonster: Lifeforce (1985) dir. Tobe Hooper, Japanese poster uses the title of the source novel...
“You've got to send a physical sensation through and not let them off the hook” Director, Tobe Hooper
I honestly have to question Tobe Hooper's sobriety (or probable lack thereof) while directing "Texas Chainsaw...
In my early twenties the only soda I drank was Dr. Pepper, just because it was Tobe Hooper's favorite.
Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot: Studies in the Horror Film by Tony Earnshaw (comes out January 2014)
Tobe Hooper directed that episode. Makes look like Martha Speaks.
I've also learned from the extra features that I've been saying Tobe Hooper and Tania Raymonde wrong, apparently.
Tobe Hooper doesn't exactly have his fingerprints on this movie. Spielberg does though...it's way too fanciful.
"I gave up meat while making that film. In a way I thought the heart of the film was about meat" - Tobe Hooper
i like to imagine that Tobe Hooper directs by dropping acid and staring at a glass case that he bashes his head against repeatedly
In other news, my current Tales From the Crypt episode was directed by Tobe Hooper. Expectations are high. Better be some chainsaws.
"Tobe Hooper or not Tobe Hooper? That is the question." - Producer of Texas Chainsaw Massacre
I had worked so hard for so long that I developed a speech impediment. It happens when I get tired. Tobe Hooper
unlimited calling, voip, phone service
Popping in the Blu of Tobe Hooper's Never seen it before! Thoughts?
I just want to be the next Wes Craven or Tobe Hooper.
Just watched the trailer for Tobe Hooper's 'Lifeforce'. It is now my mission in life to see that film.
If you close your eyes and listen, Tobe Hooper almost sounds like a stoned Johnny Cash.
I've never paid more than $30 but I'd go higher for Tobe Hooper and maybe Wes Craven!
Tobe Hooper made Texas Chainsaw Massacre, looked at it, said "not grimy and weird enough." Made Eaten Alive.
And here's the cover: Studies in the Horror Film - Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot
Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE has more nudity in it than I remember...excellent purchase on my part.
4). Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Richard Donner all have turned out great horror flicks too. Don't think I can name 1 dominant name.
Rosemarie DeWitt Joins Poltergeist: Gil Kenan is directing this remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982...
What a brilliant director Tobe Hooper is! Loved this film, loved Texas Chainsaw Massacre, (
Photo: Lifeforce (1985, Tobe Hooper) This is perhaps the first film I’m reviewing on this blog for which a...
A Golan-Globus production of a Tobe Hooper film. Based on the book "The Space Vampires." LIFEFORCE.
Well that was an awkward 45 minutes. I felt like I was at a 1974 dinner party out in the country with Tobe Hooper.
Tobe Hooper getting some props. By my count, that's three directors who love TCM.
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Just watched Reboot Round-Up: The Crow, Robocop & More! I know who Tobe Hooper is, who is Tom Hooper? That's what she says.
Getting a refresher in 70's cinema, watching Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Actually managed to watch Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive last night despite being dead tired.
Out of the following icons - Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and George Romero - which one do you think has left the most impactful legacy on the horror genre?
...from 1974, we'll be featuring Tobe Hooper's relentless chiller, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, starring Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen...
Wishing for an anthology film to come out, with segments directed by John Carpenter, George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, Clive Barker, Don Coscarelli, Stuart Gordon, Joe Dante, John Landis, and other 80s treasures.
New York horror fans devoted to the horrific 35mm film experience in an increasingly digital world will want to head up to Poughkeepsie, NY’s Hudson Horror Show VII this Saturday for 12 hours of big-screen thrills from directors Sam Raimi, Tobe Hooper and Lucio Fulci, among others.
just because it has Spielberg tropes people always like to say "oh, it's more of a Spielberg movie than Tobe Hooper" unfortunately, those people don't like Tobe Hooper as much as Spielberg and as so have probably only seen Texas Chainsaw and Poltergeist. Like Hooper's best work the film is about an American Family with major issues, it has the cynical but humanistic undertone, the elements of American greed causing distress and the performances are all pure Hooper (watch the brilliant Funhouse if you don't believe me or, for that matter, the original TCM). The more religious stuff (concerning the psychic) seems more on the Spielberg side but Hooper paints these people realistically, not to say that Spielberg doesn't but the performances of early 80s Spielberg were more stylized in the mode of 40s American comedies whereas Hooper grounds them firmly in the reality of their Southern California upper middle class surroundings
Directed by Tobe Hooper. With Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May. A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the propr...
Directed by Tobe Hooper. With Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Heather O'Rourke. A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Craven, Kevin Williamson, Sam Raimi, Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick's dead, but would be sweet
Tobe Hooper, the director of this movie, was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider during filming of tonight's feature, The Funhouse. Also, Hooper was offered a chance to direct E.T. by Steven Spielberg, but due to his commitments on this project, had to turn it down. Hooper later on would direct Poltergeist, which was produced by Spielberg. With all this said, Enjoy! Pay to get in. PRAY TO GET OUT!
  Poltergeist: written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, and Mark Victor; directed by Tobe Hooper; starring Craig T. Nelson (Steve Freeling), JoBeth Williams (Diane Freeling), Beatrice Straight (Dr. Lesh), Dominque Dunne (Dana Freeling), Oliver Robins (Robbie Freeling), Heather O'Rourke (Carol Anne Freeling) and Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina) (1982): Stephen Spielberg essentially co-directed Poltergeist and controlled its post-production, and it shows: this is very much a mirror image of E.T., released within a week of Poltergeist in 1982.   Much of the early material with the family soon to be beset by vengeful spirits works pretty well; we're in Spielberg suburbia, where the Dad is distant (figuratively here; literally in other Spielberg films) and the Mother is the spiritual head of the family. The supernatural starts with what seems to be a furniture-moving poltergeist ("Noisy ghost") but soon moves into high-tech pyrotechnics, rubbery models, stop-motion trees, and large accumulations of skeletons ro ...
Hanging out with Tim Sullivan and Tobe Hooper about to record the LIFEFORCE commentary. Now THIS is a Friday night!
In October 2006, New Line Cinema released The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. A prequel to the 2003 remake of the original 1974 film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , it features the childhood development and first chainsaw murder of a character known as Leatherface. Before it, there were five movies and several documentaries associated with this series. Viewers never seem to get enough. Tobe Hooper directed the original movie for release in 1974, as well as its widely-panned 1986 sequel. The basic plot follows a group of five college students out to explore the abandoned house in Texas where the grandfather of two of them, Franklin and Sally Hardesty, once lived. They pick up a crazy hitchhiker who slashes himself and Franklin, so they kick him out of their van. Out of gas, they stop at a gas station that has none and then go to the house. Wandering to an adjacent property, two of the kids come under attack from the demented family that lives there. A large man wearing a human-skin mask kills the bo ...
Tobe Hooper's first film: a low budget farce concerning three thieves who are wanted dead or alive.
I am going to see this in 70MM next month! Here's how Undead Johnny described this film in an interview with the Wilmette Patch last Halloween: "Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce. If you haven't seen it, watch it. It's like four movies in one. It's a space opera, then it's a vampire movie, then it's a zombie flick and then finally an apocalypse film. It is full of what fellow horror host Joe Bob Briggs calls the 3 B's. Blood, Breasts and Beasts. It's got plenty of blood, the main vampire chick spends literally the whole movie walking around in the nude and there's tons of zombies at the end. Plus, Patrick Stewart is in it, you know, Captain Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek, so that makes it classy like Shakespeare. "
From the 2003 documentary by Mike Mendez and Dave Parker, Tobe Hooper looks back on making the classic "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
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Off the top of my head: Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Ti West, John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, Daren Aronofsky, and James Wan.
I need to stop making the mistake of telling people Tobe Hooper directed Les Mis. It's probably because deep down I wish it was true.
TEXAS CHAINSAW (2013) This direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's classic nixes all the sequels that followed and the remakes to begin what I'm sure the producers hope will be a new franchise for the series, and that could be a bad thing and a good thing. The film picks up right where the original film leaves off in 1974, when the cops and townsfolk arrive at the farmhouse for revenge. Suddenly, the family has grow into a huge assembly of characters, including a woman with a newborn baby and a bunch of rednecks ready for a shootout! What!?! Anyway, in 2012, the baby, raised by a couple of the lynchers and grown up into a beautiful Alexandra Daddario (who should be pushing 40 in a correct timeline, but couldn't be more than 25) inherits her grandmother's huge estate, which harbors a secret... That's right. Leatherface (who's name is really Jed) lives in the cellar and is out for revenge when mistakingly let out of the house. What ensues is a crapload of disposable characters (including the ever-annoying Trey Songz ...
I have to keep reminding myself that Les Miserables isn't directed by Tobe Hooper. A daily disappointment.
Having seen the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) when it opened theatrically back in '74, and every sequel/remake since their respective local opening week(s), I don't give a rat's *** what anyone says: I found TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (2013) a surprisingly good horror movie and followup to the original. With more executive producers credited onscreen than you can shake a stick at (including Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper), I was wary, but the opening credits (like Terence Fisher's DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS) replays the finale of TCSM the original (actually, a condensation of the entire movie)—all to set up a massacre of a different sort. As best I can, I bring no expectations or baggage to any movie I see; tough to do with sequels, but *** this was a fine and occasionally harrowing ride that plucked some strings that caught me offguard while hitting every stroke and touching every touchstone along the way. No spoilers from me; having met Gunnar Hansen back in the ol' Chiller Con days, it was great to s . ...
Horror director, producer, and writer Tobe Hooper talks about his experiences making Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies, why he's a fan of the recent sequel and ...
Texas Chainsaw 3D...the sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic...when horror movies,were horror movies...not re - makes!
I love the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. For me, Tobe Hooper's film walks on water and changed the face of not only horror, but of cinema. Before Leatherface, movies weren't meant to be felt as real. They weren't meant to unnerve. They were escapism and fun. Sure, there are exceptions, but the o...
Published on Sep 13, 2012 Texas Chainsaw Official Trailer (2013). Rated R" for "strong, grisly violence and language throughout", this new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie opens January 4, 2013. A direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's classic 1974 Horror Film that follows the lead character, Heather, who along with her friends, travel to Texas in order to collect an inheritance. What would you do if you found out your cousin was Leatherface ? Texas Chainsaw Official Trailer (2013). Suscribe now to get the latest horror and scifi movie trailers, clips & videos ! Category Film & Animation License Standard YouTube License
            "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is not a particularly inventive or frightening horror movie.  Let's make that clear from the start.  A lot of that comes from the danger of any horror sequel -- what was successful due to being surprising, then becomes an expectation and expectation is the enemy of suspense and horror in most cases.  Some of it may also come from studios wanting to churn these movies out without maybe the biggest regard for quality.    Am I saying "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is a bad movie then?  Of course not.  It's a perfectly serviceable horror movie sequel with just a gust of creativity in the story that many sequels don't have.  It's certainly better than the dry and unlikable remakes previously foisted upon us by Michael Bay's production company in the early part of the century.   "Chainsaw" starts off where Tobe Hooper's original left off, ignoring previous sequels (probably with good reason) and making a quick kno ...
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Can you imagine a list of best Horror Films without The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Neither can I. And so here it is, the 1974 classic by Tobe Hooper about a gr...
What I wouldn't give to see Tobe Hooper's adaptation.
I misread that Tobe Hooper had directed Les Miserables, and for a second I got really excited to go see it.
It's Tobe Hooper approved, which means nothing considering his track record after the original 'TCM', but it's something, I guess.
5 part video interview with director Tobe Hooper:
Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce is based on a novel called... (wait for it) ... Space Vampires. And they went with Lifeforce. :-\
its quite the throwback to Tobe Hooper's 80's work.
I own several copies of the original 1974 Tobe Hooper Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I wonder if Tobe Hooper has something to do with the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One of my favorite cult classics of all time
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For a sec, I thought you were talking about Tobe Hooper. I was gonna drive to La-LaLand & kick you in your "bony old behind"
The "lost" Tobe Hooper episode of POST MORTEM w/ *** Garris has surfaced today only on Check it:
Today we have an international poster for "Texas Chainsaw 3D," which is a sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 "The Texa...
This morning's viewing provided by Tobe Hooper. Excellent.
I was super-excited about Les Mis until I realized it was directed by Tom, not Tobe, Hooper. I have now completely lost interest.
Tobe Hooper should'n't've been allowed to make films after TCM unless Spielberg there to save his *** ala Poltergiest. Like Snoop to Dre.
THE FUNHOUSE was one of the first Tobe Hooper films I remember seeing. Love Funhouse.
You know, I was a lot more excited about the "Les Mis" movie when I thought it was directed by TOBE Hooper.
Taking advantage of a rare day off tomorrow, after practise ended - watched a couple of flix: Zombieland & Tobe Hooper's Funhouse (1981)
eventually there HAS to be a Tobe Hooper / Tom Hooper identity mix-up, right? RIGHT?
35mm print of the Original? Tobe Hooper Q&A? I suppose that's enough to get me to see the new Texas Chainsaw film
Early poster for 'Venom' that states 'Directed by Tobe Hooper.' He left after 2 weeks shooting along with the DP.
Since you liked Les Mis, I wanted to share that every time I saw the trailer I read, "from acclaimed director Tobe Hooper"..
for a second it looked like the wikipedia for Les Miserables said it was directed by Tobe Hooper, and in that second my mind flipped out
Possibly, but I also have Tobe Hooper's "The Funhouse" to watch.
remake all Tobe Hooper films with Mott the Hoople soundtracks
when in hectic shopping lines folks... remember Tobe Hooper came up with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre under the same conditions
HBO continues to teleport me back to their 1983 TV schedule. Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse is on now. I snuck into this movie back in 1981.
Hey! Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE starts at 1:35 EST on HBO! Happy holidays y'all!
Grimm Up North line up double bills aplenty in 2013: Tobe Hooper's grim and grimy grindhouse classic has spawned...
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I would have liked Les Miserables a lot better if instead of Tom Hooper directing, it was Tobe Hooper.
Misread Tom Hooper as Tobe Hooper in a 'Les Misérables' review. Now THAT'S a movie I want to see.
my plan is to be in theatre for (1974) & its q&a w/ tobe hooper, then be in theatre for PIETA.
Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and the real-life crimes of Ed Gein
Got issue 23 (1982) bought as a gift for me which features interviews with Sam Raimi and Tobe Hooper, with Evil Dead on the cover!
The Mangler is a decent film from Tobe Hooper with Robert Englund. Both so under rated and deserve more awards.
Tobe Hooper, director of the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', calls "Incredible"!
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