Lifeforce (1985) – Tobe Hooper

Special effects wizard John Dykstra, legendary composer Henry Mancini, Alien scribe Dan O’Bannon, Sir Patrick Stewart, and the lovely Mathilda May are all part of Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi vampire movie. And you’d think that with credits like that, including Steve Railsback and Peter Firth would make this a solid entry in the Monsters in the…

Trailer Tracks: Invaders From Mars (1986) – Tobe Hooper

  God, this movie was bad. The kid’s acting is horrendous, but there are some interesting creature designs, and this was one of the first films that introduced me to films that were around before I was born… I tracked down the original after this one, and that one is a much stronger film. Oh…

Trailer Tracks: Poltergeist (1982) – Tobe Hooper

  Whether Hooper or Spielberg directed this movie has been up for debate for years, I do know that it is one of my all-time favorite haunted house movies. I’m a little anxious about the remake, but hopefully they don’t try to overdo it too much. This one works, because it feels like it could…

Poltergeist (1982)

The 101 Horror Movies let me revisit another one of my favourite films, Poltergeist. I won’t get into the whole “who really directed it dilemma” – I don’t care (though if pressed it feels more like a Steven Spielberg film than a Tobe Hooper film). I just know I like it. It’s a very simple…

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The 101 Horror Movies is really kicking into high gear as I come across films I’ve never heard of, like Deathdream, to classics I’ve seen a couple of times, like this film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974. Now say what you will about remakes and reboots, sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t, but…