The Movie Crypt: Ep 227: Tobe Hooper Tribute

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On Sunday August 27, 2017 the cinematic world lost another one of its most profound and celebrated
filmmakers. Tobe Hooper (THE TEXAS CHAINSAWMASSACRE, SALEM’S LOT, POLTERGEIST) was one of the horror genre’s most groundbreaking voices, he was a true icon, and he was a friend of both Adam and Joe’s.

Listen as the two filmmakers celebrate Tobe’s life, discuss his career contributions/influences on modern cinema, and say farewell to the master in this touching tribute.

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  • Fillip

    Great episode. RIP, Tobe. By the way, that thing about who directed Poltergeist….I’m surprised people still think it wasn’t Hooper. At the end of the day it’s all about having a powerful producer.who also happens to be a powerful director with a distinctive style. It’s just like the movies produced by Michael Bay. He is not the director of those movies, but his style, his camera moves, they’re all over the place. Look at the 2003 version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The style of the movie, the camera work, the lighting, the editing…. it all just screams “Michael Bay”. Same with Friday the 13th (2009), The Hitcher (2007) and Ninja Turtles. Bay was not the one directing these films, but just like Spielberg he is a powerful figure with a distinctive cinematic style, and it’s to be expected that he would want his style to be present in the movies he’s producing. And that was pretty much the case with Poltergeist. Hooper was the director and whether he liked it or not, he had to incorporate a lot of Spielberg-isms. That’s just how it is when you’re the director of a movie which is produced by another – much more powerful and successful – director. A director with a strong cinematic voice and presence. Another example is Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark from 2010. Guillermo del Toro is “just” the producer, but the entire movie feels like a Del Toro-directed horror project.