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  Tobe Hooper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tobe Hooper (born January 25, 1943) is an American television and film director best known for his work in the horror film genre.
Tobe, a native from Austin, Texas, first used his father's 8 mm camera at age 9.
One such reference is in the lyrics of "Welcome to the Plainfield Tobe Hooper," by the Christian Rock band Showbread which uses Hooper's movies as a refrence to the "ugliness" of people.
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 Tobe Hooper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tobe Hooper is an American television and film director best known for his work in the horror film genre.
Hooper based it upon the real life killings of Ed Gein, a cannibalistic killer responsible for the grisly murders of several people in the 1950s.
Hooper rejoined the cast of Texas Chainsaw Massace and Kim Henkel for (1976), a gory horror film with Mel Ferrer, William Finley and Marilyn Burns (who played the lead in Texas Chain Saw).
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 The Terror Trap: Directors: Tobe Hooper
Native Texan Tobe Hooper was born in Austin on January 25,1943.
Hooper enrolled at Austin's University of Texas in 1962 and almost immediately gravitated towards the Department of Radio-Television-Film.
Hooper's cobbled together masterpiece was shot on a low shoestring budget of $60,000, required hellish days of sweat and toil in Round Rock, TX, almost never saw the light of day...and was a phenomenal success upon release.
www.terrortrap.com /directors/hooper.htm   (470 words)

 Tobe Hooper: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Fangoria #57 ~ Leatherface In Love
Upstairs, Tobe Hooper and several technicians, along with screenwriter Carson, are crowded into a small, dark room that opens onto the brightly-lit radio station control room set.
Hooper, smoking a cigar, watches intently as the scene is shot, and then calls for another take, giving instructions to his cameramen and actors.
Hooper says that the sequel's combination of "straight horror and fl humor" is similar to its predecessor.
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 Tobe Hooper - Interesting Motherfuckers - Acid Logic ezine
Tobe Hooper was born in Austin, Texas in 1943.
Tobe kept that camera so busy that their neighbors the Zapruders were unable to borrow it for their trip to Dallas and film President Kennedy's visit to the city where he was assassinated by Cuban agents leading to the United States' nuclear assault on Havana and Miami's destruction by giant banana monsters.
If Tobe Hooper ever directed a movie starring Shaquille O'Neal it would sure be better than "Salem's Lot", especially if there was a scene where somebody drove a stake into Shaquille's chest and cut off his stupid head, I hate those NBA assholes.
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 2004 Philadelphia Film Festival - Film Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tobe Hooper’s seminal 1974 horror classic remains as terrifying today as it was upon release three decades ago, and we invite you to share the film’s 30th anniversary by savoring this new 35mm print.
But the simplicity of its storyline allows Hooper to create one of the closest cinematic approximations of a nightmare that has yet been produced by the horror genre: Chainsaw is positively unrelenting and merciless in its evocation of sheer terror.
Hooper does not rely on overt gore for the film’s effectiveness, but he creates a stifling atmosphere through sound effects, disorienting camerawork, sudden explosions of unforeseen brutality, and — of course — Marilyn Burns’ endless shrieking.
www.phillyfests.com /pff/2004/templates/film_details.cfm?id=2809   (337 words)

 Biography for Tobe Hooper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hooper rejoined the cast of "Texas" and with Kim Henkle again for Eaten Alive (1977), a gory horror film with Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, William Finley, and Marilyn Burns (who played the lead in "Chainsaw").
Honored with many awards for his films and achievement in the horror genre, Tobe Hooper is truly one of the "Masters of Horror" (2005).
Hooper rejoined the cast of "Chainsaw" for Eaten Alive (1977), which starred Mel Ferrer, William Finley, Carolyn Jones, and Marilyn Burns.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0001361/bio   (942 words)

 Tobe Hooper
American director Tobe Hooper began his film career like many people in the field, working on industrial films and TV advertisements.
Although a bit too reliant upon special effects for Hooper's taste, it proved his ability to set and sustain an eerie mood and highlighted his cheerful disregard for logic and consistency.
Hooper's later output included a 1985 remake of the matinee perennial Invaders From Mars, a mishmash 1986 sequel to Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the ponderously paced thriller Spontaneous Combustion (1989).
www.djangomusic.com /actor_bio.asp?pid=P+94802   (277 words)

 Tobe Hooper Biography :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hooper's hobby became a job as he broke into professional filmmaking helming commercials and industrial films.
Hooper came off seeming like less than a hired hand as reports of Spielberg's daily and active presence on the set emerged from Hollywood.
Hooper was no longer in the front ranks of his field but he remained a trooper.
www.hollywood.com /celebs/fulldetail/id/191475   (1529 words)

 Tobe Hooper and Tim Harden
On October 29,2001, Tobe Hooper hosted a screening of TCM at a place in Austin, TX called Jo's Hot Coffee on 1300 S. Congress.
Tobe Hooper was at the front of the cafe signing autographs and his 8x10's.
He was VERY NICE and signed everything with caution, being sure the pens worked, the positioning of the autograph, etc. I told Tobe that I had invited Paul Partain to the screening, and he said that he has not seen Paul since they filmed TCM.
www.texaschainsawmassacre.net /FanFoto/THarden/Screening   (656 words)

 HORRORWATCH :: Horror Articles - Tobe Hooper
Tobe Hooper was born on January 25 1943 in Austin Texas, he would grow up and go on to college and end up being a college professor, and in his spare time make documentary films.
In 1974, Tobe Hooper unleashed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and horror movies have never been the same since.
From there, Hooper would go on to do Salem's Lot for television and in 1982 would be asked to direct Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist, although he gets very little credit for his effort.
www.horrorwatch.com /modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=62   (424 words)

 Invaders from Mars (1986)
Tobe Hooper first came to attention with the shock and brutality classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
Hooper continued at Cannon with the even more disliked The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986).
Tobe Hooper's remake is much more technically proficient than the B-budget original.
www.moria.co.nz /sf/invaders86.htm   (1012 words)

 The Film Asylum - Tobe Hooper Sitges 2003 interview
At first glance, Tobe Hooper, the director responsible for movies such as the infamous 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974), the chilling 'Poltergeist' (1985) and the downright sinister 'Salem’s Lot' (1984), looks surprisingly friendly.
Regarding his new film, 'The Toolbox Murders', Tobe is quick to stress that the film is more of a homage to the original 1978 exploitation flick by Dennis Donnelly, as opposed to a remake.
He adds that he is concerned that the current batch of horror remakes might simply be deemed a trend and that the artistic content of the originals might be overlooked; “Another problem it suggests is that we’ve run totally out of ideas but the real reason is that law students have taken over Hollywood.
www.thefilmasylum.com /features/interviews/sitges03/tobe_hooper/tobe.php   (987 words)

 Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Now this film features some truly demented scenes that feature a child struggling to survive underneath the hotel while an alligator is looking to make her a meal, a dog getting chomped, a lot of people being "eaten alive" and lots of creepy music.
As far as Tobe Hooper films go, this is not his best work and there is not much of a story.
As far as transfers go, "Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive" is letterboxed 1.85:1 with an English stereo soundtrack and no subtitles.
members.aol.com /RiveraW5/eaten.html   (544 words)

 Tobe Hooper Photos - Tobe Hooper News - Tobe Hooper Information
Before becoming a filmmaker, Tobe Hooper, a native of Austin, Texas spent the 60s as a college teacher and documentary cameraman.
Hooper based it upon the real life killings of Ed Gein, a cannibalistic killer...
Tobe Hooper Master of Horror Tobe Hooper shares with us his favorites and what inspired him to persue the genre.
www.tv.com /tobe-hooper/person/58603/summary.html   (137 words)

 John Carpenter: Bios: Tobe Hooper
TOBE HOOPER leaped into the forefront of horror film directors in 1974 with his influential classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, an unrelenting shocker about a crazed family of Texas cannibals.
Hooper followed with 1981’s The Funhouse, a stylish chiller set at a traveling carnival.
Hooper then came full circle when he directed Cannon’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, starring Dennis Hopper as a Texas Ranger obsessed with revenge against the demented cannibal family.
www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com /pages/bios/thoope.html   (303 words)

Fresh out of film school, director Tobe Hooper and his crew created what would become a horror classic, a film of relenting terror that would be often imitated.
Yet Hooper shot the scene in such a way that you think you see much more.
Tobe Hooper went on to direct big Hollywood movies, but none have had the impact or effectiveness of his first.
www.lightviews.com /texaschainsaw.htm   (947 words)

 SCREAM - Thrillers, Suspense, Horror==== In-Depth
Tobe Hooper's career as a director began at the ripe old age of three, when he went around shooting footage with his family's 8mm camera.
While growing up, Hooper continued to make films, and spent as much time as he could watching movies in the Austin, Texas theatre managed by his father.
Hooper's first production, Eggshells (1969) took place in a haunted commune toward the end of the Vietnam conflict, and garnered very little attention.
www.screamtelevision.ca /essays/tobe_hooper_essay.asp   (499 words)

 Masters of Horror
Honored with many awards for his films and achievement in the horror genre, Tobe Hooper is truly a "Master of Horror." Before becoming a filmmaker, Tobe Hooper, a native of Austin, Texas spent the 60s as a college teacher and documentary cameraman.
Hooper rejoined the cast of "Chainsaw" for EATEN ALIVE (1976) starring Mel Ferrer, William Finley and Marilyn Burns.
This year, 2005, Hooper has started his own low budget horror franchise, TH NIGHTMARE; has TOOLBOX MURDERS with Angela Bettis in release through Lion's Gate; is in post production on MORTUARY; pre-production on ZOMBIES; and will produce and direct GHOSTS, a miniseries for A&E.
www.screamtelevision.ca /mastersofhorror/bio.asp?name=tobehooper   (481 words)

 Crazy Ralph Films :: View topic - Review: The Toolbox Murders (2003) Directed by Tobe Hooper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One thing Hooper does well is establish his settings and this may be among the creepiest he’s ever put on film.
Not only that, but Hooper seems to retreat to his old bag of tricks and throws us a bunch of tired horror clich├ęs at us during the climax, which disappointed me since it really had me drawn in up to that point.
Hooper does pack on the gore, giving us all kinds of bloody goodness to satisfy any gore hounds, but for me it didn’t work.
www.crazyralphfilms.com /phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=320   (1008 words)

 Amazon.ca: Eaten Alive (Widescreen): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tobe Hooper seems to be with this film trying to create the same tension he did with his stunning Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but fails.
Tobe Hooper's next film after the ubersuccess "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is a mess of half realized ideas and a director who must have felt the pressure to top himself.
While the crocodile attacks are very good (Hooper wisely keeps the shots dark), and the gore effects are okay, the script is a mess.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002ZMNF   (1351 words)

 Tobe Hooper
Tobe Hooper's "Toolbox Murders" is one of those horror films where it becomes a running battle to see if the good parts are going to outweigh the bad by the time we get to the final credits.
First, this was directed by Tobe Hooper who has had an interesting if uneven career.
My understanding is that Hooper actually had a bigger budget for this film than on "Massacre," but the film simply misses the feeling of terror that permeated his previous film.
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 Tobe Hooper's Zombies - All Things Zombie Forums
Tobe Hooper is the director of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.I too am really interested in this movie,mainly because there is no plot,no cast,no production photos,but a nice poster lol.
From the looks on IMDB for Tobe Hooper, the movie name may have changed to "Mortuary".
Tobe Hooper's Zombies and Mortuary are different movies.
www.allthingszombie.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3985   (469 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- Tobe Hooper - DVD - Wide Screen
Hooper's perverse vision suffuses every frame, and his "Leatherface," played by Gunnar Hansen, is the epitome of the American hunter gone insane.
Tobe Hooper's influential cult classic continues the subgenre of horror films based on the life and "career" of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein, which began with Alfred Hitchcock's own influential cult classic Psycho.
When Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she gathers her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and several other friends together to see if grandpa's remains are still in one piece.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Movies (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Hooper has also said that he based the character of Leatherface on
Here's what Tobe (director) and Kim (writer) told me themselves one night during the filming.
They had heard of Ed Gein, the man in Plainfield, Wisconsin, who was arrested in the late 1950s for killing his neighbor and on whom the movie Psycho was based.
www.snopes.com /movies/films/chainsaw.asp   (832 words)

 Technorati Tag: Tobe Hooper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Poltergeist -- Tobe Hooper - DVD - Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
Tobe Hooper, Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight
Spielberg even recruited The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Tobe Hooper to direct a cast of actors then unknown, including Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams.
Even though this was directd by Tobe Hooper it is still in my mind a Steven Spielberg film.
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 SpielbergFilms.com - Poltergeist
Director Tobe Hooper adds that "Poltergeist" can best be described as "a sensational roller coaster ride that is absolutely terrifying and exciting at the same time."
If Spielberg is noted for placing familiar people and places in unfamiliar situations, then Hooper's hallmark is his ability to sustain the terror and tension once they are there.
Add to this "Poltergeist" formula a cadre of special effects artists, including Academy Award winner Richard Edlund ("Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") and the technicians of George Lucas' optical effects house, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and the combination promises to have moviegoers on the edge of their seats.
www.spielbergfilms.com /poltergeisthome.html   (425 words)

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