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:
Very sad to hear of the passing of Tobe Hooper, another master of horror. He conjured some truly shattering, unforgettable moments in film. pic.twitter.com/6Kxw0gURzF
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 27, 2017
Tobe Hooper, a kind, warm-hearted man
Who made the most terrifying film ever.
A good friend I will never forget
— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) August 27, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 27, 2017
Aww, man. Another legend has passed. So long, Tobe Hooper.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) August 27, 2017
Goodbye Tobe Hooper, the king of transgressive horror. pic.twitter.com/JtkwqntxUs
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) August 27, 2017
Oh no. R.I.P. Tobe Hooper. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the coolest & most terrifying movies ever made. It crawls inside & stays.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 27, 2017
Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper. One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on. #RIP
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) August 27, 2017
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