Knock... Knocking on Heaven's Door... Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74

William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror film genre; his most recognized films include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist. Stuart Heritage of The Guardian described The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as "one of the most influential films ever made".

Filmmakers who have been influenced by Hooper include Hideo Nakata, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, Alexandre Aja, and Jack Thomas Smith. Director Ridley Scott has stated that his work on Alien was influenced by Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre more than any other B-level genre product.
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  1. I saw that today. Rather surprising. Didn't realize he was that old, although Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a long time ago.

  2. Poltergeist not thats one spooky movie


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