Hollywood mourned Tobe Hooper, director of classics such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” as a master of groundbreaking horror.
He died Saturday at age 74, just one month after another legend of the genre, “Night of the Living Dead” series creator George A. Romero.
“Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper,” tweeted James Wan, director of “Saw” and
“The Conjuring.” “One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on.
Another director, Edgar Wright, tweeted, “He conjured some truly shattering, unforgettable moments in film.”
And Scott Derrickson hailed the late filmmaker as “the king of transgressive horror.”
See more tributes below.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Tobe Hooper, another master of horror. He conjured some truly shattering, unforgettable moments in film. pic.twitter.com/6Kxw0gURzF
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 27, 2017
Goodbye Tobe Hooper, the king of transgressive horror. pic.twitter.com/JtkwqntxUs
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) August 27, 2017
Aww, man. Another legend has passed. So long, Tobe Hooper.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) August 27, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 27, 2017