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Edgar Wright, James Wan, Sean Baker, and More Pay Tribute to Tobe Hooper, ‘The King of Transgressive Horror’

The "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director has died at 74.

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

Given how influential Tobe Hooper’s career was, it comes as little surprise that so many tributes to the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” director have come pouring in since news of his death spread late last night. The genre master also directed the likes of “Poltergeist,” “Lifeforce,” and a miniseries version of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot,” all of which helped shape the current state of horror cinema.

Here are some of the social-media responses to the 74-year-old’s passing:

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