RIP Tobe Hooper: Horror icons pay respect to Leatherface creator


After hearing about the passing of Tobe Hopper, other horror icons like John Carpenter, Stephen King and Clive Barker are honoring the father of Leatheface.

Tobe Hooper may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.

According to Entertainment Weekly, horror keeps proving to be more like a family than a film genre. After the passing of terror titan Tobe Hooper stunned the world, his colleagues of creep are showing remorse. Including fellow icons John Carpenter, Clive Barker and Stephen King, figures in fear are coming to show their love of the fallen filmmaker.

Check out some of the tweets below, courtesy of respective Twitter accounts:

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See more tweets remembering Hooper at EW.

Reading these both saddens me and makes me proud to be a horror fan. These is nothing like our terror family on the planet. — and these Tweets prove it.

Creating some of the best horror films in history, Tobe Hooper is a name synonymous with quality frights. Whether it be The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist or Lifeforce, the filmmaker is a true legend in every sense of the word. And with the Leatherface creator now gone, following only weeks after the passing of George Romero, horror has a huge hole in it. But Hooper lives on, through his iconic work and in the memories of carnage cravers everywhere.

RIP Tobe Hooper, we’ll all see you one day. On some lone Texas road, in a distant place. With a camera in one hand and a cigar in the other.

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