Tobe Hooper was that combination we find more than you’d expect in the horror genre: an artist with a ferocious vision and a tender heart. He changed the course of horror cinema, and every time he’d step up to bat, he was like a brand-new 25-year-old newbie: champing at the bit to start something fresh, embracing the new, constantly in a state of exciting creative evolution.
Tobe was one of the sweetest, kindest, most generous guys you could hope to meet. He was a very dear friend, and I will always embrace the personal and professional times we spent together. His loss aches deeply.
– Mick Garris