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: The sound of chainsaw revving on "haunted" Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. That first take-no-prisoners horror movie secured Hooper's reputation as a master of horror. This reference work is divided into five parts. Part I provides a history and overview of Hooper's career. II presents entries (with synopses, complete credits, critical reception and commentaries) on every feature films by year of release. III provides chronological information on Hooper's Television movies and miniseries. IV gives entries on his episodes from horror television series. And part V is a critical essay and conclusions, placing Hooper in horror film history and comparing his work to all-time greats such as Romero, Craven and Carpenter.
- Part I : a history and overview of Tobe Hooper's carrer
- Part II : The Feature Films of Tobe Hooper
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Invaders from mars
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors
- Part III : Television Movies and Miniseries
I'm Dangerous Tonight
John Carpenter presetns Body Bags
The Apartment Complex
- Part IV : Genre Television Series
Amazing Stories : "Miss Stardust"
Freddy's Nightmares : "No more Mr. Nice Guy"
Tales from the Crypt : "Dead Wait"
Nowhere Man : "Absolute Zero" and "Turnabout"
Dark Skies : "The Awakening"
Perversions of Science : "Panic"
The Others : "Souls on Board"
Night Visions : "Cargo"
- Part V : Conclusion
- Appendix A : Recurring Characters, Imagery and Themes
- Appendix B : Mr. Homage
- Appendix C : Ranking the Feature-Length and Television Films