Name Tobe Hooper
|Years active 1969–present|
Role Film director
|Full Name Willard Tobe Hooper|
Born January 25, 1943 (1943-01-25) Austin, Texas, US
Died August 26, 2017 (aged 74)Sherman Oaks, California, U.S
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Known for The Texas Chain Saw MassacreSalem's LotThe FunhousePoltergeist
Spouse Rita Bartlett Hooper (m. 2008–2010), Carin Berger (m. 1983–1990)
Children Tony Hooper
Books Midnight Movie: Roman, Midnight Movie
Parents Norman William Ray Hooper, Lois Belle Hooper
Movies The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist, Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Eaten Alive
Similar People Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Kim Henkel, John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg
Post mortem tobe hooper part 1
Willard Tobe Hooper (born January 25, 1943) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror film genre. His 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was described by Stuart Heritage of The Guardian as "one of the most influential films ever made".
TOBE HOOPER FILMS
Life and career
Hooper was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Lois Belle (nee Crosby) 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 took Radio-Television-Film classes at the University of Texas at Austin and studied drama in Dallas under Baruch Lumet.
Hooper spent the 1960s as a college professor and documentary cameraman. His short film The Heisters (1965) was invited to be entered in the short subject category for an Oscar, but was not finished in time for the competition that year.
He directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974. He later directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in 1986.
In 1982, Hooper directed Poltergeist, which was based on a story by Steven Spielberg.
In October 2009, Twisted Pictures, the company behind the Saw films, bought the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and made a new Chainsaw film in 3D, Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013).
In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed the director for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror; Hooper appeared in the third episode.
Hooper’s first novel, Midnight Movie, was published on Three Rivers Press in 2011.
His supernatural thriller film, Djinn, premiered at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
Hooper died of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, California, on August 26, 2017, at the age of 74