We salute independent horror director and writer, Tobe Hooper
Sad times as we say goodbye to independent filmmaker Tobe Hooper who left his mark by creating a new form of horror storytelling with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
But he’s far from a one-hit movie wonder. The Texas born director went on to helm Eaten Alive, the successful Salem’s Lot mini-series, Lifeforce, Mortuary, Toolbox Murders, and many more projects for the big and small screens.
We’ll look at Tobe Hooper‘s life, why he’s right up there with George A. Romero and Wes Craven, how he changed the horror landscape – and we put the ludicrous Poltergeist directing controversy to rest.
If you’re a fan of the genre…
Hooper’s work serves as the foundation for slasher films in the 1980s, and contributed to the “hand held” aesthetic that keeps many horror fans on edge.
Listen in as Billy and Jonny explore their favorites from the horror master, and remember to leave your comments at Crash Palace about your favorite Hooper films!
Crash Palace and THE LAST KNOCK extends its condolences and best wishes to Mr. Hooper’s family and friends.
Love space vampires? Then check out Billy Crash’s piece about Lifeforce!
(THE LAST KNOCK art from Palko Designs. Tobe Hooper image from Mirror.)