There are plenty of guys who are memorable horror directors. Then there are the really good ones. On top of those guys are the true godfathers of the genre, and when one of these guys does something new, it’s in your best interest to sit up and take goddamn notice. This is the case with Tobe Hooper’s newest project, a novel entitled Midnight Movie.
As the director of such iconic films as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist and Salem’s Lot, Hooper has more than scared the life out of generations of fans on the big screen. In Midnight Movie he, along with co-writer Alan Goldsher, takes a crack at giving us nightmares from the written page.
The good news: Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of Destiny Express, a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager but that hasn’t seen the light of day in decades. And Hooper’s fans are ecstatic.
The bad news: Destiny Express proves to be a killer…literally. As the death toll mounts, Tobe embarks on a desperate journey to understand the film’s 30-year-old origins – and put an end to the strange epidemic his creation has set in motion.
Featuring the terror, humor and sly documentary style Hooper devotees remember from such classics as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Midnight Movie is vintage Tobe Hooper, again demonstrating the director’s place as one of the godfathers of modern horror.
Midnight Movie will be available at your favorite book retailer on July 12. If history is any judge, prepare for a sleepless night or two.
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