Tobe Hooper Remembered as ‘King of Transgressive Horror’ in Hollywood Tributes

Director of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist” died Saturday at age 74

Last Updated: August 27, 2017 @ 8:52 AM

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.

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