TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Eaten Alive (1977)

Tobe Hooper followed up The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with another film that examined the horror and depravity that existed with South Texas. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel was inspired by Joe Ball, the Alligator Man, who owned a live alligator attraction in the 1930s. Despite being suspected of several murders, legend had it that Ball would feed the dead women […]

TOBE HOOPER WEEK: The Mangler (1995)

What happens when you put together three of horror’s biggest stars — Robert Englund, Stephen King and Tobe Hooper? That’s the question posed by this film, based on a King/Harry Allan Towers short story that first appeared in the men’s magazine Cavalier before appearing in King’s 1978 collection Night Shift, which also spawned the movies Children of the […]

RIP Tobe Hooper

I keep a list of themes that I want to write about, movies that I feel group together well. Over the last few months, I’ve been sketching out a series about Tobe Hooper. No hyperbole — I’d compare his career to Orson Welles, at least within the horror genre. His introduction to the world was The […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 31: Halloween (1978)

31. I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN: Something from the Halloween franchise or anything with trick or treating in it. You did it! Another successful challenge achieved. Now you can stuff yourself with candy and listen to The Misfits. Last night, Becca and I headed out to the Riverside Drive-In to see a double feature of The Thing […]