Saturday, July 16, 2016

Male Protagonists of Tobe Hooper's Films


Salem's Lot (1979)

Lifeforce (1985)

Invaders from Mars (1986)

Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

Tales from the Crypt: Dead Wait (1991)

The Mangler (1995)

The Apartment Complex (1999)

Night Visions: Cargo (2002)

Mortuary (2005)

The Damned Thing (2006)

The Female Protagonists of Tobe Hooper's Films - 12 (Bolded Titles - Unpictured)

Eggshells (1969)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Eaten Alive (1977)


The Funhouse (1981)

Poltergeist (1982)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

I'm Dangerous Tonight (1991)

Night Terrors (1993)

Night Visions: The Maze (2002)

Toolbox Murders (2004)

Dance of the Dead (2005)

Djinn (2013)

Monday, June 27, 2016

DJINN Article



DJINN article from OK! Middle East magazine featuring an interview with Hooper, published in October 2013, though I'd suspect the interview was held at least a year before the publication.  If only the film was given the respect to have been seen in France and Japan, and, ahem, the United States.  In any case, this is a nice treat for ya.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Day of the Outlaw (1959)



Cf., additionally:
Lunch date at Café Kitsch in Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Sarah and Khalid encounter inside elevator in Djinn (2013) (I contend as solid, well-constructed a scene as in any Oscar-baity, sophisticated fare you can think of last year.)

Frames as triangulations, precise shot/reverse shots, evolving frames (not just around tables.)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

from Day of the Outlaw (1959), dir. Andre De Toth

Cf.:
Staircase Time-Lapse in Eggshells (1969) 
Fay, Angie, and Roy Arrive at the Starlight Motel, and Judd and Buck's transaction in Eaten Alive (1977)
Judd monologues descending the staircase in Eaten Alive (1977)
Climax in the basement of The Funhouse (1981)
Carol Anne contacting in the living room in Poltergeist (1982)
Observation room with passed out Dr. Armstrong in Lifeforce (1985)
NASA Mission Control Room in Invaders from Mars (1986)
The military outpost in prologue of Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Salama's prayer in Djinn (2013)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Retribution (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2006)/Spontaneous Combustion





Retribution (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2006)







 Spontaneous Combustion (Tobe Hooper, 1990)