Born Jan 25, 1943. From Austin, Texas.
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Director Tobe Hooper is best known for his monumental work in the horror genre, including the films:The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist (1982), and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986). Made for less than $300,000 and grossing more than $30 million domestically, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre greatly influenced the horror genre aesthetic. Before venturing into filmmaking, Hooper was a professor and documentary cameraman.