films seen
13/24
average score
2.30*
nationality
USA - 74 years old
status
R.I.P. (1943 - 2017)
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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

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
2005 / 59m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Dance of the Dead poster

Solid pieces

The Damned Thing

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
2006 / 57m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Damned Thing poster

The inoffensive

Djinn

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
2013 / 82m - United Arab Emirates
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Djinn poster

Mortuary

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
2005 / 94m - USA
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Mortuary poster

The Mangler

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1995 / 106m - UK
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Mangler poster

Worthy but flawed

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1986 / 101m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 poster

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1974 / 83m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre poster

Dubious filler

Poltergeist

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1982 / 114m - USA
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Poltergeist poster

Plain forgettable

Spontaneous Combustion

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1990 / 97m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Spontaneous Combustion poster

Lifeforce

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1985 / 101m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Lifeforce poster

The Funhouse

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1981 / 96m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Funhouse poster

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

by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis
Specifics
1993 / 91m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Body Bags poster

Salem's Lot

by Tobe Hooper
Specifics
1979 / 200m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Salem's Lot poster