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->''"No matter where you're going it's the wrong place."''

William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 August 27, 2017) was an American film director, who primarily worked in the horror and sci-fi genres.

He became famous after his low-budget 1974 debut ''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'', which opened the way to Hollywood for him and is cited as a horror classic, as well as a great inspiration for subsequent {{Slasher Movie}}s. After doing couple films with minor success, he collabrated with Creator/StevenSpielberg and did his second famous work; ''Poltergeist'' in 1982. Afterwards his popularity declined, partially because his work on ''Poltergeist'' was believed to be done by Spielberg.

After the eighties he worked mostly in television, with an occasional movie here and there.

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!!Filmography:
[[index]]
* ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'' (1974)
* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977)
* ''Literature/SalemsLot'' (1979)
* ''Film/TheFunhouse'' (1981)
* ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (1982)
* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' (1985)
* ''Invaders from Mars'' (1986)
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'' (1986)
* ''Film/SpontaneousCombustion'' (1990)
* ''I'm Dangerous Tonight'' (1990)
* ''Film/BodyBags'' (1993)
* ''Night Terrors'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheMangler'' (1995)
* ''The Apartment Complex'' (1999)
* ''Crocodile'' (2000)
* ''Shadow Realm'' (2002)
* ''[[Film/TheToolboxMurders Toolbox Murders]]'' (2004)
* ''Mortuary'' (2005)
* ''Djinn'' (2012)
[[/index]]

!!Televison
* ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "Miss Stardust" (1987)
* ''Series/TheEqualizer'' episode "No Place Like Home" (1988)
* ''Series/FreddysNightmares'' episode "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (1988)
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "Dead Wait" (1991)
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' episodes "Absolute Zero" and "Turnabout" (both 1995)
* ''Series/DarkSkies'' pilot episode "The Awakening" (1996)
* ''Series/TheOthers'' episode "Souls on Board (2000)
* ''Series/NightVisions'' episodes "The Maze" and "Cargo" (both 2002)
* ''Series/{{Taken}}'' episode "Beyond the Sky" (2002)
* ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episodes "Dance of the Dead" and "The Damned Thing" (2005 and 2006)

!!Other Works:
* Music video for Music/BillyIdol's "Dancing With Myself" (1981)