January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017 (age 74)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

When you think of the horror genre, there are many directors whose names pop up as being some of the most influential; Wes Craven, John Carpenter, and George A. Romero. One of the names highest up on that list would most definitely have to be Tobe Hooper. With work like the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” few would argue that these are some of the best horror films ever made. Not much of his other titles were widely known, but because his achievements on the films he was known for, those other titles took on cult followings of their own. With the loss of George A. Romero earlier this year, the horror community will never be the same with the loss of Hooper as well.


1964 The Heisters (short)
1969 Eggshells (Also writer / producer / editor / cinematographer)
1969 The Song Is Love
1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(Also writer / producer)
1977 Eaten Alive
1981 The Funhouse
1982 Poltergeist
1985 Lifeforce
1986 Invaders From Mars
1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
(Also writer / producer)
1990 Spontaneous Combustion
(Also writer)
1993 Night Terrors
1995 The Mangler
(Also writer)
1999 The Apartment Complex
2000 Crocodile
2004 Toolbox Murders
2006 Mortuary
2009 Destiny Express Redux
2013 Djinn


1979 Salem’s Lot
Director Television film
1987 Amazing Stories
Director Episode: “Miss Stardust”
1987 The Equalizer
Director Episode: “No Place Like Home”
1988 Freddy’s Nightmares
Director Episode: “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
1990 I’m Dangerous Tonight
Director Television film
1991 Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories
Director Television documentary
1991 Tales From The Crypt
Director Episode: “Dead Wait”
1993 Body Bags (Segment: “Eye”)
Director Television film
1995 Nowhere Man
Director 2 Episodes: “Turnabout” / “Absolute Zero”
1997 Dark Skies
Director Episode: “The Awakening”
1997 Perversions Of Science
Director Episode: “Panic”
1998 Prey
Director Episode: “Hungry for Survival: Unaired Pilot “
2000 The Others
Director Episode: “Souls on Board”
2002 Night Visions
Director Episode: “Cargo” / “The Maze”
2002 Shadow Realm (Segment: “The Maze”)
Director Television film
2002 Taken Director Episode: “Beyond the Sky”
2005-2006 Masters Of Horror
Director 2 Episodes: “Dance of the Dead” / “The Damned Thing

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