Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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    Tobe Hooper, Horror Film Director Dies At 74

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    Tobe Hooper, the brilliant horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died.

    The Los Angeles County coroner’s office says Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

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    It was reported as a natural death.

    Best known for his 1974 film “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.” Made for less than $300,000, the tale of the Texas cannibal Leatherface inspired an entire genre of horror films.

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