Tobe Hooper, best known for directing Texas Chainsaw Massacre has died. He passed away of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 74.
Other credits included Poltergeist, Salem’s Lot and Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself” music video.
Hollywood is taking to social media to send condolences. John Carpenter called Tobe “a kind, decent man,” while Stephen King said he “did a terrific job directing the ‘Salem’s Lot’ miniseries.”
Check out the trailer from the original movie below.
Sorry to hear Tobe Hooper passed. He did a terrific job directing the 'SALEM'S LOT miniseries, back in the day. He will be missed.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 27, 2017