Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper

Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper by John Kenneth Muir epub pdf fb2

Title: Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper
Author: John Kenneth Muir
ISBN10: 0786444614
ISBN13: 978-0786444618
Publisher: McFarland (February 2, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Movies
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Pages: 206 pages
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Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper by John Kenneth Muir


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The sound of chainsaws revving on "haunted" Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King (Salem's Lot, 1978, and The Mangler, 1995), his blockbuster breakthrough Poltergeist (1982) and a variety of cult hits, from the underrated Lifeforce (1985) to the remake of Invaders from Mars (1986). This reference work is divided into five parts. Part I provides a history and overview of Tobe Hooper's career. Part II offers entries (with synopses, complete credits, critical reception and commentaries) on every feature film by year of release. Part III provides chronological information on Hooper's television movies and miniseries. Part IV offers entries on his episodes from horror television series. Part V is a critical essay and conclusion which places Hooper in horror film history and compares his work to all-time greats such as Romero, Craven and Carpenter.