films seen
13/24
average score
2.30*
nationality
USA - 74 years old
status
R.I.P.
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One of the classic horror directors of the 80s. He made a couple of landmark films that were detrimental to the broader success of horror, but very few of them stood the test of time. His oeuvre is required viewing for every horror fan though.

The good stuff

Dance of the Dead poster

Dance of the Dead

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA, Canada [2005] - 59 mins
Genre: Horror
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4.0

Solid pieces

The Damned Thing poster

The Damned Thing

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: Canada, USA [2006] - 57 mins
Genre: Horror
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3.5

The inoffensive

Djinn poster

Djinn

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: United Arab Emirates [2013] - 82 mins
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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3.0
Mortuary poster

Mortuary

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [2005] - 94 mins
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0
The Mangler poster

The Mangler

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: South Africa, UK [1995] - 106 mins
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 poster

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1986] - 101 mins
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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2.5
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre poster

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1974] - 83 mins
Genre: Horror
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2.5

Dubious filler

Poltergeist poster

Poltergeist

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1982] - 114 mins
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Spontaneous Combustion poster

Spontaneous Combustion

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1990] - 97 mins
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller
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1.5
Lifeforce poster

Lifeforce

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: UK, USA [1985] - 101 mins
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
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1.5
The Funhouse poster

The Funhouse

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1981] - 96 mins
Genre: Horror
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1.5

Tobe Hooper's precursor to the current "extreme haunt" hype. If you're big on 80s cheese then there's a lot to like here, if not this is mostly a very cheap and badly acted horror flick that is low on scares and features some hideous practical effects. The intro is somewhat interesting, but once the real horror starts it gets iffy real fast.

Big nopes

Body Bags poster

Body Bags

by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis
Specifics: USA [1993] - 91 mins
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror
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1.0
Salem's Lot poster

Salem's Lot

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics: USA [1979] - 200 mins
Genre: Horror
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