Tobe Hooper was born in 1943 in Texas USA, his interest in film began at a very early age when he used his father's 8mm video camera to record home videos about his family.
Possibly Hooper's most famous film was "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" produced in 1974, he also created a sequel which was released in 1986. The first movie is widely regarded to be one of his finiest creations and has been depicted as the pinnacle of horror films. The Guardian described it as "one of the most influential films ever made."
He has been involved in numerous successful horror films, including:
- The Funhouse
- Invaders from Mars
- Night Terrors
FEAR AND SOCIETY:
Hooper reiterates the need to use real world events to scare the audience as opposed to the conventional use of characters such as monsters, ghosts and clowns. Hooper also claims that he is against the idea of horror films containing massive amounts of violence.
Hooper also believes in the constant use of high-angle, low-angle and point-of-view shots to create suspense, this makes the actions of supernatural antagonists