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Tobe Hooper
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Date of Birth: Jan 25, 1943

Country: USA

Biography: Hooper achieved fame with the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which changed the genre forever and had audiences vomiting as they ran from theaters. He went on to Hollywood, enjoying great success with Salem's Lot and Poltergeist.

Total Titles at Criticker: 34 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (23) | Writer (10) | Actor (7)
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Leatherface (2017)
A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
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Djinn (2013)
Desperate to put the traumatic loss of their infant child behind them, newlywed couple Khalid and Salama return to their home in the UAE. Their new luxury apartment block, was built on the site of an old abandoned fishing village of the same name. Legend has it the village was abandoned after manevolant beings haunted its inhabitants. Unsettled by her new surroundings, Khalid worries his wife is failing to battle her personal demons - but could it be something far more sinister? (djinnmovie.ae)
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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. (imdb)
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Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film (2009)
An in depth documentary on the horror genre. (imdb)
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The Gator Creator with Tobe Hooper (2007)
Interview with Tobe Hooper about shooting "Eaten Alive".
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The Damned Thing (2006)
The Damned Thing, inspired by Ambrose Bierce's classic short-story, is the apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force that devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. (Wikipedia)
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Mortuary (2005)
The Doyle family moves to rural California to start a new life; perhaps a strange choice because their new life takes on the form of running the long abandoned Fowler Brothers Funeral Home. The locals fear the place, and there are whispers around town that the land the home lies on is haunted. The Doyle family will soon discover that something lurks beneath the soil-something that raises rotten corpses from their long forgotten graves and feeds on death itself. (imdb)
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Dance of the Dead (2005)
In a post-apocalyptic American society, the population has been decimated by nuclear terrorist attacks and flesh-dissolving nuclear fallout. Among the ruins, a naive young teenager named Peggy (Jessica Lowndes) gets involved with a drug-stoked biker (Jonathan Tucker) and his friends, against her overprotective mother's protests... (imdb)
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Toolbox Murders (2004)
Nell and her husband Steven are looking for a business aswell as a home, where they come across the Lusman Arms apartment block. They move in and begin renovationg the building, in which a series of wierd killings take place. When she finally discovers the supernatural evil behind it all, she gets more than she bargained for! (imdb)
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Toolbox Murders: As It Was (2003)
Kevin Ford's take on the making of Tobe Hooper's 'Toolbox Murders'. (imdb)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
This thriller recounts the true story of five teenage travelers stranded in a rural Texas town, fighting for their lives against a chainsaw wielding madman and his bizarre extended family. (New Line Productions)
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Taken (2002)
Taken (2002) - TV Mini-Series
A sci-fi adventure that weaves together over 50 years of alien abductions into the story of three families' experiences.
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Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)
More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000)
Documentary about the making of the infamous 1974 cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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The American Nightmare (2000)
Horror films have often been more than simple scares. At their best, they reflect society's anxiety's and concerns. In this film, major horror film makers such as George Romero and Tobe Hooper discuss the creation of their films in the 1960s and '70s and how they related to contemporary events while interviewed intellectuals give their own opinions. (imdb)
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Crocodile (2000)
Eight teenagers go out on a weekend boat trip on a remote lake in Southern California only to have it turn into a nightmare when they are stalked by a very large, monstrous man-eating crocodile after they disturb its nest, and soon they must band together in order to survive from the beast. (imdb)
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The Apartment Complex (1999)
A graduate student named Stan becomes the manager of an apartment complex which is quite uncommon. The tenants are all quite eccentric and uncommon characters, and the place is quite run down in certain spots. The previous manager had disappeared in mysterious circumstances. When cleaning the mucky pool, Stan encounters a corpse. The odd detectives that come to investigate seem to blame him. Then more bizarre, potentially deadly occurrences happen. (imdb)
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The Mangler (1995)
Detective John Hunton is investigating an iron folding machine that has found a taste for eating people. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine. (imdb)
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (imdb)
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Night Terrors (1993)
A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade. (imdb)
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Body Bags (1993)
Body Bags (1993) - TV Movie
Three short stories in the horror genre The first about a serial killer The second about a hair transplant going wrong The third about a base ball player (imdb)
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family. (imdb)
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Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him. (imdb)
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An ancient Aztec cloth with a curse accidentally finds its way into the possession of a young woman. She decides to make a dress from the cloth. Whoever wears this cloth/dress comes under its spell; all inhibitions and moral responsibilities are lost. (imdb)
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Invaders from Mars (1986)
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines. (imdb)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
A radio host (Caroline Williams) is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall (Dennis Hopper) hunts them (imdb)
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Lifeforce (1985)
A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. (imdb)
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Poltergeist (1982)
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (imdb)
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The Funhouse (1981)
Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a frankenstein mask. (imdb)
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Salem
A small town is infested by vampires. (imdb)
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Eaten Alive (1977)
A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people whom upset him or his business, and feeds their bodies to a large crocodile he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (imdb)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The story begins with five innocent kids on their way to checkout reports of grave robbing. As Sally, (Burns) her invalid brother Franklin, and three friends head out to inspect the gravesite of her family, they are soon side tracked on the ultimate journey of terror. One by one, they wander into the murderous clutches of Leatherface and his trusty chainsaw. The poster reads: "Who will survive and what will be left of them?" In this case, not much, and what is...well, becomes the main course. (House of Horrors)
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Eggshells (1969)
Directorial debut of Tobe Hooper. This film was believed to be lost but a print was recently found and was shown at SXSW 2009.
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The Heisters (1964)
The Heisters (1964) - Short Film
Early 10 minute short from future Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper
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