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Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American film director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the horror film genre. His works include the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), along with its first sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986); the three-time Emmy-nominated Stephen King film adaptation Salem's Lot (1979); and the three-time Academy Award-nominated, Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist (1982).
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Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Mike Blizzard
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Runtime: 137 min.
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Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Mark Hartley
Extensive documentary on the making of Tobe Hooper's infamous 1985 science fiction flop LIFEFORCE. Features interviews with Hooper, producer Michael J. Kagan, editor John Grover, actors Aubrey Morris and Nicholas Ball, makeup artist Sandra Exelby, screenwriter Michael Armstrong, sound designer Vernon Messenger, artistic designers Tom Adams and Roger Stewart and effects artist John Schoonraad.
Runtime: 70 min.
Directed by: Calum Waddell
As: Tobe HOOPER
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Runtime: 90 min.
As: Morgue Worker #2
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Runtime: 91 min.