LIFEFORCE: Hooper’s Vampires Reflect the Worst of Us

Tobe Hooper’s LIFEFORCE isn’t great, but its themes make the whole thing eerie enough for a dark night alone.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. 1986. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson. Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert, James N. Harrell, Lou Perryman, & Chris Douridas. Cannon Films/Golan-Globus Productions. Rated R. 101 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★1/2  Horror sequels are often unduly shit on. Many, in myContinue reading “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface”

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  1974.  Dir.  Tobe Hooper.  Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Wiliam Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen.  Vortex.  18+.  83 minutes. ★★★★★ Between a mix of Tobe Hooper’s raw filmmaking style, and my ability to empathize fairly well, I was absolutely shaken when IContinue reading “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror”

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