William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American film director, screenwriter, and movie producer best known for his work in the horror film genre; his most recognized films include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) , Poltergeist (1982), The Funhouse (1981) and the 1979 television miniseries adaptation of Salem's Lot. Tobe Hooper also directed The Mangler (1995).

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