August 24, 2008 (limited)
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On Sunday August 24 Rue Morgue and Daniloff Productions present AMERICAN MONSTERS: An Intimate Evening with Tobe Hooper featuring a screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a Q&A with the legendary director speaking about his milestone film. A giant of the horror genre, Tobe Hooper has helmed some of the most time-honoured films in a career spanning three and a half decades, beginning with the breakout success of his 1974 sophomore effort THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which today is recognized worldwide as the Holy Grail of savage cinema. Hooper followed his timeless classic with offerings such as EATEN ALIVE, SALEM'S LOT and THE FUNHOUSE before mastering the big budget horror blockbuster with POLTERGEIST in 1982. His other contributions to the genre include the films LIFEFORCE, INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, NIGHT TERRORS, THE MANGLER, CROCODILE and TOOLBOX MURDERS, among many others. Tobe's work has also been seen in two seasons of Showtime's hugely popular MASTERS OF HORROR series. Recently, he announced a big screen adaptation of Stephen King's FROM A BUICK 8.