William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 - August 26, 2017) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was best known for his work on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.

Early life and workEdit

Born in Austin Texas, Hooper was first introduced to film by his father. His father owned a theater in San Angelo. A young Hooper used one of his fathers 8mm cameras at age 9. His best work The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was made in 1974. Argument over Hooper's involvement in Poltergeist has been the topic of some debate. Speculators argue that Stephen Spielberg had more involvement in the film than Hooper.




  • Salem's Lot (1979)
  • Freddy's Nightmares: "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (1988)
  • Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991)
  • Tales From The Crypt: Dead Wait (1991)
  • Nowhere Man (1995)
  • Dark Skies (1997)
  • Taken (2002)
  • Dance of the Dead (Masters of Horror) (2005)
  • The Damned Thing (Masters of Horror) (2006)

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