Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died aged 74, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed. The cause of death is not yet known.
Hooper was born in Austin, Texas in 1943. For much of the 1960s he worked as a university professor and a documentary cameraman. He made his directing debut with Eggshells, a low-budget hippie movie released in 1969.
Then came the TEXAS CHAINSAW hit..
And then this..
After making 1981 slasher film The Funhouse, which was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the UK, Hooper was chosen to direct the supernatural horror Poltergeist.. Speilberg couldn’t. Hooper benefited.
Hooper continued to direct into his later years but was never able to match the success of his early work. His later films included monster movie Crocodile, released in 2000, a 2004 remake of crime drama The Toolbox Murders and the 2005 zombie film Mortuary. Hooper’s final film was 2013 horror Djinn, which was funded by and set in the United Arab Emirates. He is survived by his two sons.
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