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Book Review: Midnight Movie by Tobe Hooper

Sara is an avid reader, and horror is her favorite genre. She likes to review good books to help others decide whether or not to read them.


I Can't Get Enough Horror Fiction

Ever since I was a little girl, I have had an insatiable thirst for horror films. No matter how bad, how cheesy, or how terrifying; if there was a scary movie on, I just had to watch it. When I was about ten-years-old, my love of the macabre branched out to include novels. Horror fiction is one of the few things from childhood I never outgrew. Maybe it's a wee bit abnormal, but what can I say? Reading poetry just doesn't do it for me.

Recently, I stumbled upon a gem of a read called Midnight Movie. It's not fresh off the press; the copyright is 2011, and I can't recall how, or where, I heard about it. The book was written by Tobe Hooper with help from Alan Goldsher. If you're not familiar with the author, he wrote and directed one of the greatest films of all time: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Perhaps you've heard of it. Goldsher is a novelist and celebrity ghostwriter. His novels include Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion and My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires.

Review and Brief Summary

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Get to Know the Author

The following interview is focused almost exclusively on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (it is, after all, his most famous work), and it features Bruce Campbell, John Landis, and Gunnar Hansen. The video is less than eleven minutes, and fans will find it informative and amusing. If you don't know much about him, here's your chance to take a look inside the mind of the late Tobe Hooper and form an opinion.

Masters of Horror - Interview with Tobe Hooper (2002)

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