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Posted on August 29, 2017

Tobe Hooper is gone.

It seems like we are losing our horror greats a lot more lately. Mr. Hooper’s cause of death hasn’t been released at this time, but he was 74 years and old passed away on Saturday in Sherman Oaks, California. So many tributes have poured in for him. I think everyone who was a horror fan was in some way influenced by him. People have been mentioning his big hits, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, both movies I personally loved. But I wanted to mention some of his lesser known work that I really enjoyed and in the first case, scarred me for life.

1. Salem’s Lot

Tobe Hooper directed this 1979 TV version of Stephen King’s book. I watched it while babysitting one night and I was scared to walk the one minute back to my house. And that scene up there? I always close the curtains at night. I can’t keep them open, because that scene is always at the back of my mind.

2. Body Bags

Body Bags is one of my favorite movies. It’s an anthology by John Carpenter, and Tobe directed the segment “The Eye”.

“Eye” is a transplant story, this time featuring Mark Hamill as a baseball player who loses an eye in a car accident and receives a transplant, only to be taken over by the personality of the eye’s previous owner, a murderous killer.

If you haven’t seen this one, watch it now! It’s so much fun for horror fans, so many homages and cameos! If you look closely you’ll see Tobe himself in the morgue.

3. Night Visions

I’ve written about Night Visions on here before and I love that people are still discovering this classic series that was cancelled before it’s time. Tobe Hooper directed Cargo & The Maze. But again I’d suggest watching this whole series if you haven’t.

4. The Funhouse 1981

This one is silly but a lot of fun!

5. Freddy’s Nightmares

I remember staying up late to watch Freddy’s Nightmares because I was OBSESSED with Freddy as a kid, but I’d always regret it because this show scared me SO SO MUCH!

6. Masters of Horror

Of course Tobe did a couple of episodes of Masters of Horror. You’d have no right to call the show that if you didn’t include him. He did two episodes:

The Damned Thing

I know these aren’t exactly hidden gems, but if you’re thinking about Tobe and want to watch something off the beaten path, I hope you’ll check these out.

Rest in peace, Tobe Hooper. We love you.

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Posted on August 29, 2017

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Posted on August 23, 2017

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Posted on August 23, 2017

How cool is this!

Last night at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, fans showed up expecting a 10th anniversary screening of Hatchet but were surprised when instead they got the newest installment, titled Victor Crowley!

From the Press Release:

Dark Sky Films proudly announces VICTOR CROWLEY, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher reboot unexpectedly debuted tonight at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, shocking fans, celebrities, and industry professionals who gathered this evening to celebrate at an event coined as a “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.”

Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7-X’s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.
In 2007, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

VICTOR CROWLEY’s ensemble cast also features Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s “Impractical Jokers”). Writer/director Adam Green proudly returns to the director’s chair of his series that, upon debuting in 2007, was energetically touted as a return to “old school American horror” and whose maniacal fan-favorite villain quickly secured a place among slasher royalty.
Says Green, “I couldn’t be happier to partner with Dark Sky Films and bring Victor Crowley back to horror fans around the world. Resurrecting the series for its tenth anniversary was our way of saying thank you to everyone in The Hatchet Army and beyond who have supported this series since its inception. This bloodbath is for all of you.”

VICTOR CROWLEY will hit select U.S. theaters in October 2017 as part of Dark Sky Films’ “Victor Crowley Road Show,” wherein writer/director Adam Green (and other cast) will travel with and introduce the film at special one-night screening events across America. Internationally, the film is slated to bow at festivals worldwide.

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Posted on August 21, 2017

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Posted on August 12, 2017

Directed by: Will Wernick
Release date: October 17, 2017 (US)
Starring: Skeet Ulrich and Sean Young

To celebrate his 30th birthday, Tyler’s girlfriend, Kristen, takes him and two other couples to play the latest craze–ESCAPE ROOM. In an escape room, you are locked in a room and given one hour to figure out cryptic clues in order to escape. Harmless fun…until now!

The group is led into a locked room and the clock starts ticking. They quickly sense something is wrong, the puzzles become increasingly difficult and increasingly deadly. One by one the escape room claims a new victim and the surviving players realize they are no longer playing a game; they are playing for their lives.

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Posted on August 9, 2017

To Hell and Back is a harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.

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Posted on August 9, 2017

Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Release date: September 1, 2017

Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.

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