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Tobe Hooper

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Film director

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Full Name
Willard Tobe Hooper

January 25, 1943 (
Austin, Texas, US

August 26, 2017 (aged 74)Sherman Oaks, California, U.S

Film director, screenwriter, producer

Known for
The Texas Chain Saw MassacreSalem's LotThe FunhousePoltergeist

Rita Bartlett Hooper (m. 2008–2010), Carin Berger (m. 1983–1990)

Tony Hooper

Midnight Movie: Roman, Midnight Movie

Norman William Ray Hooper, Lois Belle Hooper

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

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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".



Life and career

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.


  • Eggshells (1969)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Eaten Alive (1977)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Lifeforce (1985)
  • Invaders from Mars (1986)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
  • I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
  • Night Terrors (1993)
  • Body Bags (1993)
  • The Mangler (1995)
  • The Apartment Complex (1999)
  • Crocodile (2000)
  • Toolbox Murders (2004)
  • Mortuary (2006)
  • Djinn (2013)
  • Television

  • Salem's Lot (1979)
  • Amazing Stories (1987) - Miss Stardust
  • The Equalizer (1987) - No Place Like Home
  • Freddy's Nightmares (1988) - No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1991) - Dead Wait
  • Nowhere Man (1995) - Turnabout & Absolute Zero
  • Dark Skies (1997) - The Awakening
  • Perversions of Science (1997) - Panic
  • The Others (2000) - Souls on Board
  • Night Visions (2002) - Cargo & The Maze
  • Taken (2002) - Beyond the Sky
  • Dance of the Dead (Masters of Horror) (2005)
  • The Damned Thing (Masters of Horror) (2006)
  • Death

    Hooper died of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, California, on August 26, 2017, at the age of 74


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