"In 'Chainsaw,' I think I had 30 shooting days, for this I had 37 days. I don't recall there being any real difference other than it was easier to shoot with a well-oiled crew and professionals that had been working and working and working for a lifetime. I don't know how it changed the style so much as I probably had less coverage shooting this, because it's character dependent. I think visually my films take on a little different style in everything I do. I tend to want to reinvent myself, that may be a good thing or a bad thing. Possibly adapting to the schedule had something to do with it."
- Hooper on the Salem's Lot Warner Home Video Blu-ray Director's Commentary
So we can explain the whole Poltergeist thing with a single statement.
1/19/12 - A leaked official sales trailer for Hooper's upcoming film DJINN, set to be released sometime this year, pops up online.
7/2/10 - Hooper to receive the Total Icon honor at London's FILM4 FrightFest. A screening of EGGSHELLS and THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE will be held on August 28, 2010, with Hooper in attendance - his "first appearance in the UK for 18 years."
6/22/10 - Shock Till You Drop conducts a casual, occasion-less, but all-new interview with Hooper regarding The Funhouse.
11/14/09 - MovieWeb gets my hopes up and reports Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter are joining "Tobe" Hooper's NEW PERIOD DRAMA King's Speech. Not true, of course, they really meant British director and HBO Miniseries John Adams-helmer Tom Hooper. MovieWeb has since fixed their booboo in the link above, but evidence still exists in the one user comment stating, "Tobe Hooper directing? Interesting..."
10/20/09 - FearNet publishes on their website Tobe Hooper's introduction to the recently released Robert Englund book Hollywood Monster.