The 13th Floor

Films 

Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

Films Real Life Scares 

He Fed Victims to his Pet Alligators: The REAL Story Behind EATEN ALIVE

By 1977, Tobe Hooper had already terrified audiences with his 1974 film THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. Loosely based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein, the film quickly became an iconic horror movie. Then in 1977, Hooper released his follow up film, EATEN ALIVE, based on another real-life serial killer, Joe Ball. Bluebeard of South […]

Films 

Killer POV Pick Of The Week – EATEN ALIVE

Just skimming through the filmography of director Tobe Hooper and seeing titles like SALEM’S LOT, THE FUNHOUSE & LIFEFORCE would be more than enough to earn him the title as a “master of horror,” but quite frankly, he could’ve been crowned it right out of the gate in 1974 with his horror debut masterpiece THE […]