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

50 days ago | MovieWeb

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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Movies & TV

Texas Chainsaw (2013)
Poltergeist (1982)
Baby Driver (2017)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Masters of Horror (2005)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Eggshells (1969)
Saw (2004)
Leatherface (1990)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Chainsaw (2015)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
The Equalizer (1985)
Freddy's Nightmares (1988)
Dancing with Myself (2005)
Aquaman (2018)
Doctor Strange (2016)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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Tobe Hooper
Edgar Wright
Mick Garris
James Gunn
George A. Romero
William Ray
Baruch Lumet
Billy Idol
James Wan
Scott Derrickson
John Carpenter
Elijah Wood
Michael Mendez
Eli Roth
Kumail Nanjiani
Michael Rosenbaum