Monday, August 28, 2017

Tobe Hooper

Pivotal horror-film director -- via the New York Times. His "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974) was a leading part of a new generation of visceral horror films by directors including Craven, Cronenberg, and Carpenter. His TV film "'Salem's Lot" (1979) is still, in my opinion, the best Stephen King film adaptation to date; his critically despised sci-fi/vampire epic "Lifeforce" deserves a second look as well.