Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2002 - Performing Arts - 198 pages
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The sound of chainsaws revving on haunted Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King (Salem's Lot, 1978, and The Mangler, 1995), his blockbuster breakthrough Poltergeist (1982) and a variety of cult hits, from the underrated Lifeforce (1985) to the remake of Invaders from Mars (1986).
This detailed reference work is divided into five parts. Part I provides a history and overview of Tobe Hooper's career. Part II offers entries (with synopses, complete credits, critical reception and commentaries) on every feature film by year of release. Part III provides chronological information on Hooper's television movies and miniseries. Part IV offers entries on his episodes from horror television series. Part V is a critical essay and conclusion which places Hooper in horror film history and compares his work to all-time greats such as Romero, Craven and Carpenter.

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Contents

Introduction
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A History and Overview of Tobe Hoopers Career
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The Feature Films of Tobe Hooper
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Copyright

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John Kenneth Muir is the award-winning author of more than two-dozen film reference books, including Horror Films FAQ (2013) and Horror Films of the 1970s (2002). He is the creator of the web series The House Between, and his popular blog is at http: //reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com

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