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Franchise Corner Entry: POLTERGEIST POLTERGEIST ***** USA 1982 Dir: Tobe Hooper. 114 mins While continuing the AMITYVILLE-era trend for mainstream paranormal movies, Tobe Hooper’s biggest Hollywood hit also reflected the various ways in which studio blockbusters aimed at family audiences embraced horror movie tropes and tricks. When the equally ghoulish…

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Franchise Corner Entry: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE ***** U.S.A. 1974 Dir: Tobe Hooper 80 mins Tobe Hooper made several clever, hugely entertaining and witty movies, though, when he died in August 2017, only one dominated the obituaries. It needs no introduction – whole books…

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