This Day in Halloween: Iconic horror director Tobe Hooper is born in Austin, Texas in 1943. / Illustration by Kimberly Cortez.
Director Tobe Hooper is born in Austin, Texas in 1943. One of the horror genre’s most respected directors, his films include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Funhouse, Eaten Alive, Invaders from Mars and Poltergeist, and his TV work includes Salem’s Lot, plus episodes of The Equalizer, Amazing Stories and Billy Idol’s “Dancing with Myself” music video. He died in 2017.