Horror Director Tobe Hooper Has Passed Away

Sadly this weekend well known horror director Tobe Hooper passed away. Hooper was 74 years old, and it is believed that he died due to natural causes.

Hooper made his mark on horror cinema with his infamous 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Made on a budget of $300,000, the movie is arguably one of the most influential slasher films ever made. He would then go on to direct another horror classic, Poltergeist, which is probably one of the most quoted films of the genre.

Well, at least it is around my house.

He’s survived by two sons, and his work will not be forgotten. Frankly, many directors working in horror today owe Hooper a debt that can never be underestimated. He will be missed.

Via Mercury News

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”