Director Tobe Hooper died at age 74 in Los Angeles. The cause of death is not yet known.
Hooper made a name and fame in 1974 with the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, inspired by the crimes of murderer Ed Gein, a cannibal that clothes that he had made of the skins of his victims. Around this, he thought of the story of Leatherface, a cannibal who are victims of stalking with a chainsaw.
Hooper turned the film with a minibudget of barely $ 150,000 and a host of unknown actors.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was an absolute classic and one of the most influential films in the horror genre.
A master in the genre
Horror Jonas Govaerts Cub, soon the series Tabula Rasa) about the death of Tobe Hooper: “Hooper had the good fortune and the misfortune that his first film, immediately a phenomenal success. He has this success later in his career can never match. I have the man two years ago met and it was clear that he himself is certainly not bitter about. He was satisfied with his career.
Do not forget that Hooper – despite all the controversy surrounding Poltergeist (for which he as a director on the credits, but actually by Steven Spielberg was turned, who, because of the strike in Hollywood is actually not allowed to run) – still a number of other – albeit lesser-known – amazing horror films delivered, such as Lifeforce and a sequel to The Texas Chainsawe Massacre.”
The controversy surrounding Poltergeist
Hooper was in 1943, in Austin (Texas) born. In the ’60s he taught at the university and he turned primarily documentaries as a cameraman. Are regidebuut dating back to 1969 with the hippiefilm Eggshells.
In 1974 he made with a number of students and teachers The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is also a low-budgetfilm. And despite the fact that the film in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, was banned because of the violent scenes, this was immediately shot in the rose.
In 1982, asked Steven Spielberg to Hooper, or he Poltergeist wanted to direct. Just what exactly is the share of Hooper was in this movie, and what the share of Spielberg, there is a lot of discussion.
In 2000 turned Tobe Hooper is still the movie, Crocodile, in 2004 a remake of The Toolbox Murders, and in 2005 the zombie film, Mortuary. Hooper’s last film was a Genie, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, in 2013. United Arab Emirates.