Tobe Hooper (born January 25, 1943) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the horror film genre. His works include the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
(1974), along with its first sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
2 (1986); the three-time Emmy-nominated Stephen King film adaptation Salem's Lot
(1979); and the three-time Academy Award-nominated, Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist (1982).