When news broke earlier today that Legendary Horror Director Tobe Hooper had passed away, it wasn’t long before our feed flooded with memories from fans and members of the Horror community. Memories that told of a kind and humble man, always willing to lend an ear, and to share his time. His catalog of works have speckled my Instagram; fans remembering fond memories of the first time they saw Poltergeist, screamed and ducked away from Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or caught Salem’s Lot late one night on TV when they should have been asleep.


Though it is true we lost a legend today, we can celebrate the life and career of a man through the memories our community shares. Here are a few thoughtful words from those that remember him fondly:



If you had the opportunity to meet or know Tobe Hooper, share your memories with us in the comments below.