***Tobe Hooper off camera side coaching Leatherface’s thought feelings during the “Ice Tub Betrothal Scene” in the radio station’s Break Room – TCM2***
“This place is all shut up… all alone… hear your brother busy in the record vault way over there… but here… Now LOOK at HER! Real good… you’ve got her to yourself… lick your lips… get those eyes goin’ Yeahhh… that’s it!”
Tobe Hooper captivated audiences in a way not heretofore experienced. Hooper, preeminent maestro in the art of creating edgy, dangerous, gruesomely fascinating and enduring cinema which set such an elusively high bar for the franchise with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.
I’m grateful to have been a part of questing the path of the catawampus and sideways Tobe Sawyer world.
I thank Tobe for choosing me to join him and the Fam’ to make the journey!
Rest ye well, Tobe, in Chainsaw Heaven with Grandma and all the kinfolk before, your director’s chair awaits you with your freshly lit Cuban cigar and this Dr Pepper, Tobe, is for you!
– Bill Johnson, Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2