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Title:
Eaten alive at a chainsaw massacre : the films of Tobe Hooper
Author:
Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786412822
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN1998.3.H686 M85 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The sound of chainsaws revving on haunted Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King's work (Salem's Lot, 1978 and The Mangler, 1995), his blockbuster breakthrough Poltergeist (1982) and a variety of cult hits, from the underrated Lifeforce (1985) to the remake of Invaders from Mars (1986).


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I A History and Overview of Tobe Hooper's Careerp. 9
Part II The Feature Films of Tobe Hooperp. 49
1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)p. 49
2. Eaten Alive (1976)p. 68
3. The Funhouse (1981)p. 74
4. Poltergeist (1982)p. 82
5. Lifeforce (1985)p. 93
6. Invaders from Mars (1986)p. 103
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986)p. 112
8. Spontaneous Combustion (1989)p. 120
9. Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors (1993)p. 124
10. The Mangler (1995)p. 128
11. Crocodile (2000)p. 135
Part III Television Movies and Miniseriesp. 141
1. Salem's Lot (1979)p. 141
2. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)p. 149
3. John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993)p. 153
4. The Apartment Complex (1999)p. 157
Part IV Genre Television Seriesp. 163
1. Amazing Stories: "Miss Stardust" (1987)p. 163
2. Freddy's Nightmares: "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (1988)p. 164
3. Tales from the Crypt: "Dead Wait" (1991)p. 167
4. Nowhere Man: "Absolute Zero" and "Turnabout" (1995)p. 168
5. Dark Skies: "The Awakening" (1996)p. 170
6. Perversions of Science: "Panic" (1997)p. 172
7. The Others: "Souls on Board" (2000)p. 173
8. Night Visions: "Cargo" (2001)p. 174
Part V Conclusionp. 177
Appendix A Recurring Characters, Imagery and Themesp. 179
Appendix B Mr. Homagep. 183
Appendix C Ranking the Feature-Length and Television Filmsp. 185
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 195

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