Step 1: Watch a Tobe Hooper film at least 2 times, to a point where you can watch the film on mute and still follow the story, and, ideally, what is being established in each scene.
Step 2: Watch the film on mute.
To what extent are story elements expressed visually? How much is mood and tone conveyed through the visual alone? How much of character and dramatic dynamic? Just how active is the camera?
... how rhythmic, structural, and lean is Hooper's scene-building...
... how ambitious are these attempts to manifest, through the cinematography, the emotional filigree and dramatic vigor he senses within his stories.
How does a Hooper film hold up as a painting behind glass?