"Director: Tobe Hooper"

  • Salem's Lot [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]Salem's Lot | Blu Ray | (04/05/2020) from £9.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in Salem's Lot - a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King's novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).

  • Salem's LotSalem's Lot | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (200.33%)   |  RRP £17.99

    ""Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force."" - Ben Mears (David Soul) At last! Salem's Lot the 1979 horror mini-series from 1979 gets the much-desired DVD treatment. Based on Stephen King's terrifying vampire novel Tobe Hooper's cult movie is a supernatural journey into the strange world of the titular town and its oddball inhabitants. Ben Mears (Soul) returns to

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration - 2 Disc Standard Edition [Blu-ray]The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration - 2 Disc Standard Edition | Blu Ray | (17/11/2014) from £10.79   |  Saving you £9.20 (85.26%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This sensational, extremely influential, 1974 low-budget horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Lifeforce, Salem's Lot), may be notorious for its title, but it's also a damn fine piece of moviemaking. And it's blood-curdling scary, too. Loosely based on the true crimes of Ed Gein (also a partial inspiration for Psycho), the original Jeffrey Dahmer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of teenagers who pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannibalistic family, including a character known as Leatherface who maniacally wields one helluva chainsaw. The movie's powerful sense of dread is heightened by its grainy, semi-documentary style--but it also has a wicked sense of humour (and not that camp, self-referential variety that became so tiresome in subsequent horror films of the 70s, 80s and 90s). OK, in case you couldn't tell, it's "not for everyone", but as a landmark in the development of the horror/slasher genre, it ranks with Psycho, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. --Jim Emerson

  • Poltergeist (25th Anniversary Edition) [1982]Poltergeist (25th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.69   |  Saving you £11.30 (198.59%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Suburbanites Steve (Nelson) and Diane (Williams) suddenly experience paranormal activity in their home. What begins as minor excitement quickly turns into nasty ghostly encounters. The disappearance of their daughter Carol Anne (ORourke) forces the Freelings to bring in parapsychologists and a professional exorcist to exorcise their home. Directed by Tobe Hooper and featuring Oscar Nominated Visual Effects by Richard Edlund Michael Wood and Bruce Nicholson Poltergeist is one of the most entertaining horror films of its time.

  • Poltergeist [Blu-ray] [1982]Poltergeist | Blu Ray | (13/10/2008) from £7.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Some things have to be believed to be seen. Suburbanites Steve (Nelson) and Diane (Williams) suddenly experience paranormal activity in their home. What begins as minor excitement quickly turns into nasty ghostly encounters. The disappearance of their daughter Carol Anne (O'Rourke) forces the Freelings to bring in parapsychologists and a professional exorcist to exorcise their home. Directed by Tobe Hooper and featuring Oscar Nominated Visual Effects by Richard Edlund Michael Wood and Bruce Nicholson Poltergeist is one of the most entertaining horror films of its time.

  • Lifeforce [Blu-ray]Lifeforce | Blu Ray | (10/06/2019) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In The Blink Of An Eye, The Terror Begins. When A Space Shuttle Crew Finds A Mysterious Spacecraft Containing Three Human-Looking Creatures In A State Of Suspended Animation, They Bring Them Back To Earth For Further Investigation. It'S Only Then That Scientists Discover That They Are In Fact A Race Of Space Vampires That Feed Off People'S Life-Force Rather Than Their Blood. So When They Escape And Run Amok In London, The Consequences Are Apocalyptic - And The Shuttle Crew'S Only Survivor (Steve Railsback) Seems To Be The Only Man Who Can Stop Them. Based On Colin Wilson'S Novel ˜The Space Vampires', Co-Written By Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Return Of The Living Dead) And Directed By Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist), This Lively Sci-Fi Horror Romp Has A Stellar Cast Including Peter Firth, Frank Finlay And Patrick Stewart - Although It'S Mathilda May'S Appearance As A Naked Female Alien That Attracts Most Attention To This Day. Limited Edition Contents: High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation Of Both The Theatrical And International Versions, Both From New 4K Restorations Optional Uncompressed 2.0 Stereo Pcm And 5.1 Dts-Hd Master Audio Surround Sound Isolated Music And Effects Soundtrack Optional English Sdh Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Audio Commentary With Tobe Hooper, Moderated By Filmmaker Tim Sullivan Audio Commentary With Academy Award-Winning Visual Effects Artist Douglas Smith, Moderated By Filmmaker And Scholar Howard S. Berger Audio Commentary With Make-Up Effects Artist Nick Maley, Moderated By Filmmaker Michael Felsher Cannon Fodder: The Making Of Lifeforce - An Epic Uk-Exclusive Look At The Genesis, Production And Release Of Lifeforce Featuring Interviews With Hooper, Producer Michael J. Kagan, Editor John Grover, Actors Aubrey Morris And Nicholas Ball, Makeup Artist Sandra Exelby, Screenwriter Michael Armstrong, Sound Designer Vernon Messenger, Artistic Designers Tom Adams And Douglas Smith And Effects Artist John Schoonraad. Space Vampires In London: An Interview With Tobe Hooper Dangerous Beauty: An Interview With Mathilda May, Lifeforce'S Iconic Star Carlsen'S Curse: Star Steve Railsback Looks Back On Lifeforce And His Career Original Theatrical Trailer

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 [Blu-ray]The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 | Blu Ray | (21/08/2017) from £13.04   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Opinion is mixed as to whether Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a worthy successor to Tobe Hooper's seminal slasher flick. The story picks up 14 years after the events of the first film, which have long since passed into local legend. On a relentless search for the maniacs who murdered his wheelchair-bound nephew Franklin, Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright (Dennis Hopper) is drawn to the scene of a brutal roadside killing in Red River, Texas. He soon forms an alliance with Stretch (Caroline Williams), a feisty female radio DJ who inadvertently broadcasts the chainsaw murder of two drunken frat boys live on her late-night phone-in request show. At Lefty's request she replays the tape on air and soon after receives a terrifying visit from two deranged fans, Leatherface and Chop Top, who are intent on killing her. Stretch escapes, and together with Lefty follows the trail of the gruesome twosome into the bowels of the deserted San Jacinto historical theme park, which hides a Leatherface house of horrors. In contrast to the chilling, snuff movie scenario of the original, Hooper whoops it up with this 1986 sequel brimming with gruesome humour, without welching on the thrills. Writer LM Kit Carson (Paris, Texas) reworks Leatherface into a tragic, almost naïve figure trapped beneath a horrific façade and fleshes out his thoroughly dysfunctional family with the introduction of baby brother ChopTop--a steel-plated Vietnam vet. Leatherface's old man (now called Drayton Sawyer) and Grandpa are carried over from the first film. Dennis Hopper is clean cut but dead-eyed in a typically manic performance as the cowboy detective driven by revenge--think of an embryonic Frank Booth from Blue Velvet with a fetish for power tools. TCM2 is a wildly imaginative experiment in terror that stays true to its trashy exploitation roots. On the DVD: The lack of extra features on this disc (apart from the standard theatrical trailer) is a major oversight given that TCM2 has had no previous theatrical or video release in the UK. A director's commentary would have been especially welcome, as well as the addition of the deleted scenes featured on the US laserdisc and special edition VHS versions of this film. Static menus provide options to watch the film with English, Spanish or Italian dialogue and subtitles in Danish, Norweigian and Swedish. The main feature is of more than adequate picture quality and presented in 16:9 anamorphic format. --Chris Campion

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre [DVD] [1974]Texas Chainsaw Massacre | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £9.70   |  Saving you £-3.71 (-61.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  • Lifeforce [1985]Lifeforce | DVD | (11/02/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Director Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce, the follow-up to his most popular hit Poltergeist, is a film that must be seen to be believed. That's not really a compliment, though, since Lifeforce isn't much of a movie when all the sound and fury is over. But you've got to admit there's something crazily admirable about a picture that starts out as a science fiction mission to Halley's comet, turns into an alien-invasion thriller featuring a beautiful naked woman (Mathilda May) who's a vampire from space and escalates into an end-of-the-world disaster flick. Armed with a big budget and a special effects crew led by Star Wars pioneer John Dykstra, Hooper and Alien cowriter Dan O'Bannon have whipped up a concoction that's got everything anyone could ask of a horror movie--from zombies running amok in London to rotting corpses and energy bolts that signal the apocalypse to come. Keeping it all together is Steve Railsback as the Halley-mission survivor who holds the key to mankind's salvation--but what fun is saving the world when you could be seduced by a sexy naked space vampire? Check out Lifeforce to see how it all turns out. --Jeff Shannon

  • Lifeforce Blu-rayLifeforce Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (14/10/2013) from £9.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (130.13%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Director Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce, the follow-up to his most popular hit Poltergeist, is a film that must be seen to be believed. That's not really a compliment, though, since Lifeforce isn't much of a movie when all the sound and fury is over. But you've got to admit there's something crazily admirable about a picture that starts out as a science fiction mission to Halley's comet, turns into an alien-invasion thriller featuring a beautiful naked woman (Mathilda May) who's a vampire from space and escalates into an end-of-the-world disaster flick. Armed with a big budget and a special effects crew led by Star Wars pioneer John Dykstra, Hooper and Alien cowriter Dan O'Bannon have whipped up a concoction that's got everything anyone could ask of a horror movie--from zombies running amok in London to rotting corpses and energy bolts that signal the apocalypse to come. Keeping it all together is Steve Railsback as the Halley-mission survivor who holds the key to mankind's salvation--but what fun is saving the world when you could be seduced by a sexy naked space vampire? Check out Lifeforce to see how it all turns out. --Jeff Shannon

  • Lifeforce [Blu-ray]Lifeforce | Blu Ray | (10/07/2017) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Director Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce, the follow-up to his most popular hit Poltergeist, is a film that must be seen to be believed. That's not really a compliment, though, since Lifeforce isn't much of a movie when all the sound and fury is over. But you've got to admit there's something crazily admirable about a picture that starts out as a science fiction mission to Halley's comet, turns into an alien-invasion thriller featuring a beautiful naked woman (Mathilda May) who's a vampire from space and escalates into an end-of-the-world disaster flick. Armed with a big budget and a special effects crew led by Star Wars pioneer John Dykstra, Hooper and Alien cowriter Dan O'Bannon have whipped up a concoction that's got everything anyone could ask of a horror movie--from zombies running amok in London to rotting corpses and energy bolts that signal the apocalypse to come. Keeping it all together is Steve Railsback as the Halley-mission survivor who holds the key to mankind's salvation--but what fun is saving the world when you could be seduced by a sexy naked space vampire? Check out Lifeforce to see how it all turns out. --Jeff Shannon

  • Death Trap (Beyond Terror) [DVD]Death Trap (Beyond Terror) | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £12.13   |  Saving you £-2.14 (-21.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A redneck psycho who runs a hotel in the deep south murders a slew of people and feeds their corpses to a pet crocodile that he keeps in the swamp out back.

  • The Mangler [1995]The Mangler | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £16.98   |  Saving you £-10.99 (-183.50%)   |  RRP £5.99

    When a little old lady is crushed and spat out by a monstrous press at the Blue Ribbon Laundry everyone thinks it an accident but when another horrific death occurs the terrible truth begins to dawn... Based on the short story by Stephen King.

  • King Of Horror Collection [Blu-ray] [2017] [Region Free]King Of Horror Collection | Blu Ray | (09/10/2017) from £18.99   |  Saving you £0.50 (2.60%)   |  RRP £19.49

    Salem's Lot (1979) - Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul), a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in this bloodcurdling shocker. The Shining (1980) - Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a writer acting as off-season caretaker for the Overlook Hotel with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd), in this ghostly time warp of madness and murder. Stephen King's IT (1990) - Seven children face an unthinkable horror which appears in various forms, including murderous clown Pennywise (Tim Curry). Years later, those who survived vow to stop a new killing spree, this time for good. Extras: Salem's Lot - Commentary and Trailer The Shining - Commentary, Making-of Documentary with Optional Commentary, Three Featurettes and a Trailer. Stephen King's IT - Commentary

  • Masters Of Horror - Series 2 Vol.2 [2006]Masters Of Horror - Series 2 Vol.2 | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £12.49   |  Saving you £12.50 (50.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The other half of the second series of Masters Of Horror unites some of the horror genre's most respected filmmakers. Includes 'We All Scream For Ice Cream' 'Sound Like' 'The Washingtonians' 'The Damned Thing' 'Dream Cruise' and 'The V Word'.

  • Eaten Alive [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD]Eaten Alive | Blu Ray | (21/09/2015) from £14.55   |  Saving you £10.44 (41.80%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Meet The Maniac & his friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger’s famous red and green sweater horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive – another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front) the patron of this particular establishment may seem like a good-natured ol’ Southern gent – but he has a mean temper on him and a mighty large scythe to boot… Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage at the famous Raleigh Studios which lends it a queasy claustrophobic feel) Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity – and even draughts in Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns as the terrorised woman-in-peril alongside William Finley and Mel Ferrer. Bonus Features: Brand new 2K transfer from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam make-up artist Craig Reardon and stars Roberta Collins William Finley and Kyle Richards New introduction to the film by director Tobe Hooper Brand new interview with Hooper My Name is Buck: Star Robert Englund discusses his acting career The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball – The story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns – The star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive The Gator Creator: archival interview with Hooper Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various titles Eaten Alive Death Trap Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel US TV and Radio Spots Alternate credits sequence Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film illustrated with original archive stills and posters

  • CrocodileCrocodile | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A monster movie from Tobe Hooper the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist. A hundred years ago an intrepid explorer opened a hotel on the banks of lake Sobek. The main attraction was in enormous Nile crocodile and folklore has it that the croc went berserk one night and ate nearly everyone in sight. The locals burnt the hotel down to the ground thinking the creature would perish. How wrong they were. The first night a group of teens moor in a tiny inlet and begin to party one of them Duncan discovers a huge nest on the shore and steals one of the eggs and hides it in Clare's rucksack. When a 20 foot 600 pound mother croc is angry look out! One by one it stalks out the group. One bite from its three inch teeth exerts 40 tons of pressure that will split you apart like matchwood. One death stare from this ""Mother"" and you are history... with sixty-five million years of practice the crocodile has learned a thing or two about killing.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-rayThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013) from £21.58   |  Saving you £13.41 (38.30%)   |  RRP £34.99

    After a Decade of Silence... The Buzzz is Back! In 1974 Tobe Hooper quite literally changed the face of horror with his landmark film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Although the hulking Leatherface and his trusty power tool left an indelible mark upon the cinematic landscape it wouldn't be until 1986 that the buzz came back... in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! Relocating the cannibalistic Sawyer clan to a cavernous labyrinthian dwelling beneath an amusement park Hooper's deliciously demented sequel sees Leatherface and Co. continue their murderous exploits afresh. This time around local DJ Stretch runs afoul of the Sawyers when she gets mixed up in the brutal slaying of two youngsters. Meanwhile Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright is hell-bent on avenging the murder of his nephew Franklin in the first movie. A cult classic in its own right The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore socio-political critique and jet-black humour - whilst Dennis Hopper's unhinged turn as Lefty needs to be seen to be believed! Whichever way you skin it Leatherface's second cinematic outing is an uncompromisingly delirious vision from one of horror's great directors. Special Features: 3-Disc Limited Edition High Definition Digital Transfers of Three Tobe Hooper Films Original Uncompressed Audio Tracks for all Films Limited Edition Packaging Newly Illustrated by Justin Erickson Individually Numbered #/10 000 Certificate Exclusive Limited Edition Extras The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Presentation from a Digital Transfer Supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris Optional English SDH Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audio Commentary with Director and Co-Writer Tobe Hooper Moderated by David Gregory Audio Commentary with Stars Bill Moseley Caroline Williams and Special-effects legend Tom Savini moderated by Michael Felsher 'It Runs in the Family' - A Documentary Looking at the Genesis Making-of and Enduring Appeal of Hooper's film. With Interviews Including Star Bill Johnson Co-writer L. M. Kit Carson Richard Kooris Bill Moseley Caroline Williams Tom Savini Production Designer Cary White and more! Alternate Opening Sequence with Different Musical Score Deleted Scenes 'Still Feelin' the Buzz' - Interview with Horror Expert Stephen Thrower Author of Nightmare USA Original Trailer Disc 2 Blu-Ray and Disc 3 DVD Tobe Hooper's Early Works - Limited Edition Exclusive High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition (DVD) Presentation of two of Tobe Hooper's Early Works Available on Home Video for the First Time in the World The Heisters (1964) Tobe Hooper's Early Short Film Restored in HD from Original Elements Eggshells (1969) Tobe Hooper's debut Feature Restored in HD from Original Elements Audio Commentary on Eggshells by Tobe Hooper In Conversation with Tobe Hooper - The legendary Horror Director Speaks about his Career from Eggshells to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Trailer Reel of all the Major Works by Tobe Hooper 100-Page Book - Limited Edition Exclusive Exclusive Perfect Bound Book Featuring New Writing on the film by John Kenneth Muir an Overview of the Chainsaw Franchise by Joel Harley and an Investigation of Tobe Hooper's three-picture Cannon Deal by Calum Waddell Illustrated with Archive Stills and Posters with More to be Announced!

  • Invaders from Mars (1986) Blu Ray UK Release [Blu-ray]Invaders from Mars (1986) Blu Ray UK Release | Blu Ray | (20/07/2015) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines. Special Features A career in Cannon/Tobe Hooper in the 80's --interview with David Del Valle (Journalist and former Cannon associate) Mission to Mars-the Special effects of Tobe's Invaders by Alec Gillis (Art Dept Coordinator and creature effects crew) Red Planet recollection--Remembering Invaders from Mars by Leslie Dilley (Production Designer) Creative Concepts--An interview with William Stout (Concept Artist) Invaders from Mars concept art presented by William Stout

  • Eaten Alive [Blu-ray]Eaten Alive | Blu Ray | (13/11/2017) from £13.04   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Meet The Maniac & His Freind. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Krueger's famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Bumbling Judd, the patron of this particular establishment, may seem like a good-natured ol' Southern gent but he has a mean temper on him, and a mighty large scythe to boot Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage which lends it a queasy, claustrophobic feel), Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity helped in no small part by some marvellous histrionics from Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns and William Finley (Phantom of the Paradise).

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