Director horror classics Tope Hooper died
Tope Hooper, director of horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, has died. He was 74 years of age. Hooper died in Sherman Oaks in the state of California, by unknown cause, report American media.
The Texas-born Hooper made the box office hit, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974. The low-budget film about a cannibalistic family with a chainsaw was at the time in some countries are prohibited because of the violent nature.
Poltergeist 1982 brought yet more money on. This film is about a family whose life is disturbed by ghosts in their home.
In the sixties worked for Hooper as a professor at a university, in addition to his work as a cameraman for documentaries. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre he caused students and teachers to participate.