Horror Icons: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Director Tobe Hooper

Throughout the years, many directors have blessed us horror movie fans with brilliant films. In the spirit of Halloween, this week I will be showcasing a few of the most iconic directors who have and continue to leave their mark in horror cinema history.

First up, I’m going to talk about Tobe Hooper. He changed the face of horror films when he gave us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He also gave us other films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Poltergeist, and Salem’s Lost. The character of Leatherface in the Chainsaw films has inspiration by the crimes of Ed Gein. To this day, we’ve seen several different remakes of the Chainsaw films with much of them not living up to what Tobe did. There’s also talk about a Poltergeist remake coming in the future. When you look at iconic villains in horror, Leatherface is definitely a villain that is always talked about. Imagine a man in a leather face running after you with a chainsaw, definitely not something you want to imagine actually happening to you, but it’s a perfect villain. Is Leatherface one of your favorite villains? Do you think he’s iconic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below! Have you dressed as Leatherface for Halloween?

Poltergeist is still and forever one of the creepiest and scariest films ever. It’s a must watch, along with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre during Halloween.


Currently, he is working on the film Djinn and the synopsis is: “An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.”


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Synopsis:

Five friends visiting their grandpa’s old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Poltergeist Synopsis:

A family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts



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