This Sunday marks one year since the passing of filmmaker Tobe Hooper. Last year we celebrated Hooper's legacy on a very special and solemn episode of our podcast, and one of the co-hosts on that episode was of course film journalist Patrick Bromley. Nobody on the planet has celebrated Hooper's work like Bromley has over the years, especially in the months after the director's unexpected passing, and Bromley's celebration of the influential director will continue in its biggest installment yet this Sunday in a live video tribute featuring some very special guests that will pay their respects to one of the horror genre's unsung heroes.
Beginning at 10:00am CST on Sunday, August 26th on F This Movie! and running throughout the day, Patrick Bromley's live tribute to Tobe Hooper will feature special guests who worked with Hooper, including filmmaker and Post Mortem podcast host Mick Garris and actress Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, Hatchet III).
The broadcast will also feature plenty of other guests who have been influenced by Hooper's work over the years, such as writer/director Jill Gevargizian, author and journalist Heather Wixson, Pure Cinema Podcast co-hosts Brian Saur and Elric Kane, and many more! You can read more details about the event in the official press release below, and be sure to keep an eye on F This Movie! for more updates!
Press Release: LOS ANGELES - Aug. 22, 2018 -- On August 26th, join host Patrick Bromley (Bloody Disgusting, Daily Dead, F This Movie!) for an all-day LIVE tribute to Tobe Hooper to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his passing. With a lineup of guests that includes horror icon Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2), and director Mick Garris (Post Mortem, the upcoming Nightmare Cinema), this very special live broadcast will celebrate Hooper’s life and work through the eyes of his friends, his fans, his collaborators, and those he continues to inspire every day. Other featured guests include screenwriter Jared Rivet (Jackals), filmmaker Jill Gevargizian (42 Counts, The Stylist), horror journalist Heather Wixson (Daily Dead), Pure Cinema Podcast hosts Brian Saur and Elric Kane, and many more.
Tobe Hooper was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre. Among his most recognized films are The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), which The Guardian described as “one of the most influential films ever made”, and Poltergeist (1982), which received three Academy Award nominations.
Caroline Williams is an iconic Scream Queen, American actress and producer. She is best known for role as Stretch in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series. Her other film roles include Alamo Bay (1985), The Legend Of Billie Jean (1985), Stepfather II (1989), Days of Thunder (1990), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Halloween II (2009), and Hatchet 3 (2013), Blood Feast (2016), Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016), and the upcoming thriller Killer Rose (2019).
Mick Garris is one of the few individuals in the world to be in the elite group known as the Masters of Horror. He is a producer, director, screenwriter and novelist specializing in the horror genre. He has had his hand in dozens of films and television shows, published several works of fiction, and is perhaps best known for his long and fruitful association with author Stephen King.
Join this amazing video event. the live broadcast begins at 10 am CST at http://www.fthismovie.com and will continue throughout the whole day.
*Image at top from Mick Garris interview w/ Tobe Hooper.