Tobe Hooper

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  • Birth Name: William Tobe Hooper
  • Birth Place: Austin, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/25/1943, Aquarius
  • Profession: Director; writer; producer; composer
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VIDEO: The Damned Thing

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The Damned Thing
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Length: 57:26
Aired: 10/27/2006

Twenty-four years ago, young Kevin Reddle watched helplessly as his oilman father brutally slaughtered his mother before being torn apart by an invisible force. Directed by Tobe Hooper. watch

VIDEO: The Damned Thing

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The Damned Thing
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Length: 58:00
Aired: 10/27/2006

Twenty-four years ago, outside a small Texas town, young Kevin Reddle watched helplessly as his oilman father brutally slaughtered his mother before being torn apart by an invisible force. Today the county Sheriff, Kevin (Sean Patrick Flanery of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS) remains haunted by memories of that night and the fear that "the damned thing" may someday return. Now as the citizens of Cloverdale explode into a homicidal frenzy, the one man who has uncovered the truth is about to meet his own horrific destiny. Marisa Coughlan (BOSTON LEGAL) and Ted Raimi (THE GRUDGE) co-star in this blood-soaked shocker written by Richard Christian Matheson from the classic short story by Ambrose Bierce. watch

VIDEO: Dance of the Dead

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Dance of the Dead
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Length: 59:42
Aired: 11/11/2005

In the near future when nuclear war has turned much of our world into wasteland, the youth of America have become drug-crazed sociopaths who lawlessly prowl what's left. Directed by Tobe Hooper. watch

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Credits

Year Title Description
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie, Producer
2005 Masters of Horror TV Show Series, Director
2004 Boogeymen II TV Show Series, Remarks by
2004 The 100 Scariest Movie Moments TV Show Series, Remarks by
2003 Toolbox Murders Movie, Director

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Clooney and DiCaprio Head North, More Movie News

George Clooney is in talks to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in Farragut North, an adaptation of an upcoming Broadway play loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004! Presidential! Election! Campaign!.... Also per Variety, Tobe Hooper will direct a feature film take on Stephen King's From a Buick 8 (shop Amazon).... Will Smith is a global media mogul in Empire, a drama to be helmed by Michael Mann.... Director Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket) will take Will Ferrell to the Land of the Lost, Sleestaks and all, in the big-screen redo of the children's TV series, says Reuters. read more

Texas Chainsaw: True or False?

I know you answered this question about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre around the time of the remake in 2003 but I cant find it on your new page Im wondering how much of the film is true and how much is Hollywood made up A friend of mine thinks its totally true chainsaw and all but Im trying to tell her its only partially true and she doesnt believe me Thanks for all your answers from forever I read you every week Youve even won me more than a few bets BrandiIf I keep winning bets for you I may have to start asking for kickbacks You cant find the old posting because it isnt there any more but heres a recap of the salient points A warning to the faint of heart The details get very nasty in paragraph threeLets start with the truth of the title The real-life case that inspired The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 and all its various sequels prequels and remakes took place in Wisconsin did not involve a chainsaw and was not a massacre - by all reliable ac read more

October 27, 2006: Masters of Horror Still Has Guts

Tobe Hooper, you did it. You started off Masters of Horror: Season 2 with a bang, and set this year's standard: This series still is not for lightweights. I'm actually a bit in shock as I sit here writing this; speechless [er... blogless?] over what I just saw and felt. To say that The Damned Thing was gore-tastic is an understatement. It made some of last year's goriest episodes seem like they were PG-13. (Hellz yeah!) Following in the footsteps of Hooper's Season 1 entry, Dance of the Dead, The Damned Thing's script is also written by R.C. Matheson. To my pleasant surprise, much like Dance of the Dead, Damned has got that unique, intelligent, poetic meter to it that actually makes Southern draaawls sound artistically stylized. However, Damned definitely parts ways with Dance's romantic, doomed poetry, and opts for a cynically introspective, downright tormenting script. After doing some digging, it's fascinating to learn that Matheson adapted The Damned Thing from a short story by ... read more

October 27, 2006: Tonight's Damned Thing

Tobe Hooper's got some serious shoes to fill with tonight's Masters of Horror premiere, The Damned Thing. Season 1's premiere is still very vivid to me, even though it's been a year since I've seen it; that's pretty impressive. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road literally hit the ground running last season, providing relentless tension, lots of gore, and one of the best twist endings of all season 1 entries. Within one hour, this inaugural episode set the standard: This series is not for lightweights. Entertainment Weekly's preview of The Damned Thing graded Mr. Hooper's work with an uncomfortable [red] "D." However, the same review called the Masters of Horror show open "cliché," which I take issue with [*cough* Emmy© winner *cough*], so I'm just going to say that "D" is for Damned Thing.Tobe Hooper's season 1 episode, Dance of the Dead, received mixed reviews in the horror community, but it remains one of my favorites, so I'm hopeful about tonight. As HHH [horror-hound ... read more

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