Tag: tobe hooper

CINE-WEEN 2023: In Defense of EATEN ALIVE

Tobe Hooper gets a bad rap as a director. Sure, he gets credit for THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and, if you’re the right sort of horror fan, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, but beyond that his filmography is often glossed over, ignored, or credited to other collaborators. And yet Hooper directed several impressively creepy (and, occasionally, wickedly funny) horror films that did not involve Texas or chainsaws. One such film worthy of reconsideration is his 1976 film EATEN ALIVE! (aka STARLIGHT SLAUGHTER, aka HORROR HOTEL, aka DEATH TRAP, aka LEGEND OF THE BAYOU).