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Goodbye, Tobe Hooper

(January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017)

Iconic horror film director Tobe Hooper

Iconic horror film director Tobe Hooper passed away yesterday at the age of 74 from natural causes. He is best known for the classics Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist and the television adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. A highly respected director, Hooper also worked in television, directing episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares, Tales from the Crypt, and Masters of Horror, as well as the music video for Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself.”

The horror community took to Twitter to remember the genius that was Tobe Hooper…

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Day 3 of the 30 Day Horror Challenge

Day 03 – Your favorite slasher…

Tobe Hooper‘s original THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (or is it CHAIN SAW?) is unparalleled in the genre of psychotic murderers. I saw this film on the big screen in 2009, introduced by Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface in the flesh. There is just something about seeing such a classic in a theater with the killer in the room.

(see the 30 Day Horror Challenge here.)

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