Masters of Horror: Tobe Hooper

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1. Eggshells (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Fantasy

Experimental allegorical story about a group of hippie students in Austin, Texas, who move into an old big house in the woods. However, something else is there and it's influencing them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Mahlon Foreman, Ron Barnhart, Amy Lester, Kim Henkel

Votes: 264

2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 126,776 | Gross: $30.86M

3. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 6,087

4. Salem's Lot (1979)

PG | 200 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 19,273

5. The Funhouse (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror

56 Metascore

Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Votes: 11,386 | Gross: $7.89M

6. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 133,870 | Gross: $76.61M

7. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,813 | Gross: $11.60M

8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

42 Metascore

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 25,856 | Gross: $8.03M

9. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miss Stardust (1987)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dick Shawn, Laraine Newman, Rick Overton, Jack Carter

Votes: 119

10. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: No Place Like Home (1988)

46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A slumlord is hard to stop due to his connections, but McCall is determined to help the Whittaker family, and in the process, the other people being exploited.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Michael Rooker, Michael Lerner

Votes: 35

11. Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)
Episode: No More Mr. Nice Guy (1988)

TV-14 | Horror, Thriller

On this evening's program, the repulsive Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) explains how he became the bon vivant and fashion plate who we know and hate so well. Freddy's ramblings lead to the ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ian Patrick Williams, Anne E. Curry, Mark Herrier

Votes: 204

12. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

Votes: 2,163

13. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

When Amy turns an ancient Aztec priest's cloak into a dress, she discovers it's cursed and whoever wears it comes under its evil influence.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Mädchen Amick, Corey Parker, Daisy Hall, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 540

14. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Dead Wait (1991)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Red Buckley is a natural red head in search of a one-of-a-kind black pearl. He gets a job on a plantation owned by Mr. Duval where the pearl is said to be. Shown to his room in Duvall's ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, John Rhys-Davies, Vanity, James Remar

Votes: 589

15. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991– )
Episode: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)

43 min | Documentary, Thriller

Dramatizations of several true ghost stories. Includes the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego and a toy store in Northern California.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Alvin Silver, Robert Jacobs, Jared Rushton

Votes: 36

16. Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Three short stories in the horror genre: the first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player.

Directors: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis | Stars: John Carpenter, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper, Robert Carradine

Votes: 7,523

17. Night Terrors (1993)

R | 98 min | Horror

A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Zoe Trilling, Alona Kimhi, Juliano Mer-Khamis

Votes: 1,146

18. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

8 Metascore

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

Votes: 7,973 | Gross: $1.78M

19. Nowhere Man (1995–1996)
Episode: Turnabout (1995)

Action, Drama, Mystery

Mistaken for the doctor who erased his identity, Thomas Veil is brought to a clinic run by the people chasing him -- and asked to break a woman who also knows too much.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Mimi Craven, George DelHoyo, Phil Reeves

Votes: 50

20. Nowhere Man (1995–1996)
Episode: Absolute Zero (Pilot) (1995)

66 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Photographer Thomas Veil finds his life is erased overnight because of a picture he took of an execution.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Megan Gallagher, Ted Levine, Bernie McInerney

Votes: 68

21. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: The Awakening (Pilot) (1996)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Idealistic couple John Loengard and his girlfriend Kim Sayers arrive in Washington DC to work for the Kennedys. However, John's world shatters when he gets reassigned to Project Blue Book and uncovers an alien conspiracy.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Robin Gammell

Votes: 79

22. Perversions of Science (1997)
Episode: Panic (1997)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

It's the 1930s and Bob and John are attending a Halloween party with their friends. When the infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds begins, all hell breaks loose and people end up dead. Is it real, a fiction or somewhere in-between?

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Jason Lee, Jamie Kennedy, Laraine Newman, Edie McClurg

Votes: 41

24. The Apartment Complex (1999 TV Movie)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A graduate student named Stan becomes the manager of an apartment complex which is quite uncommon. The tenants are all quite eccentric and uncommon characters, and the place is quite run ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Chad Lowe, Fay Masterson, Obba Babatundé, Patrick Warburton

Votes: 401

25. The Others (2000– )
Episode: Souls on Board (2000)

TV-14 | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The Others are on their way to a paranormal conference in Sedonia, Arizona. But the professor has other plans for them. The Others see ghosts of a former plane crash on the plane.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Gabriel Macht, Missy Crider, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 21

26. Crocodile (2000 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of college friends are attacked by a giant, man-eating crocodile while on spring break.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Mark McLachlan, Caitlin Martin, Chris Solari, D.W. Reiser

Votes: 3,696

27. Shadow Realm (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Anthology film created from two unaired episodes of Night Visions. A mental patient mustn't stop behaving in patterns. A maze on collage campus is actually a time portal. A town fears music. A court employee can hear thoughts of a killer.

Directors: Keith Gordon, Tobe Hooper, Paul Shapiro, Ian Toynton | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Malcolm McDowell, Anna Hagan, John Dadey

Votes: 118

28. Night Visions (2001– )
Episode: Cargo/Switch (2002)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The new cargo officer becomes too emphatic towards the plight of a group of mysterious Eastern-European stowaways. / A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder enters her mind to defeat her other personalities.

Directors: Tobe Hooper, Jefery Levy | Stars: John Cuthbert, Johnny Cuthbert, Micah Gardener, Cameron Gilley

Votes: 69

29. Night Visions (2001– )
Episode: The Maze/Harmony (2002)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A female student accidentally goes through a time portal in the college maze and learns that there is no future but there may be time for love. / A man's car break down in a town where all music is outlawed because of an old legend.

Directors: Tobe Hooper, Paul Shapiro | Stars: Thora Birch, Justin Chatwin, Chilton Crane, Luke Edwards

Votes: 90

30. Taken (2002)
Episode: Beyond the Sky (2002)

87 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

During a bombing mission over Germany in August 1944, Captain Russell Keys apparently survives his plane crashing after seeing bright lights in the sky. After the war, he is plagued by ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Julie Benz, Steve Burton, Eric Close, Catherine Dent

Votes: 301

31. Toolbox Murders (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodríguez, Rance Howard

Votes: 7,539

32. Mortuary (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dan Byrd, Denise Crosby, Stephanie Patton, Alexandra Adi

Votes: 5,177

33. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Dance of the Dead (2005)

TV-MA | 59 min | Horror

In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her restaurant. She misses her sister Anna, who died some time ago. When two couples of ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Genevieve Buechner, Jonathan Tucker, Margot Berner

Votes: 3,840

34. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: The Damned Thing (2006)

TV-MA | 57 min | Horror

The Damned Thing is the apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force that devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there is a connection between ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Marisa Coughlan, Brendan Fletcher, Alex Ferris

Votes: 2,182

35. Destiny Express Redux (2009)


The grand tale of a zombie holding a arm. He also travels the world learning about life, and the meaning of it all. He also meets a girl zombie holding a body. Will they fall in love? Will they complete that human body? Watch and find out.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Claire Craft, Helen Leary, Theo Morrison

Votes: 27

36. Djinn (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Razane Jammal, Khalid Laith, Aiysha Hart, Abdullah Al Junaibi

Votes: 1,635

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