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The Playlist Team Picks Their 13 Scariest Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 31, 2013 12:19 PM
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Favorite horror movies
On the off chance you haven't literally tripped over a pumpkin in the last five minutes, we're here to remind you that tonight we celebrate the single greatest excuse ever invented to get trashed and wear skimpy clothing: Halloween. But of course, in addition to its status for some as a nationwide night of consequence-free hedonistic abandon, for others, Halloween has a deeper, more rarefied spiritual function: as a time to discover the limits of rationality; to test the boundaries of your relationship with the unknown and unknowable; in short, to scare yourself shitless.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Tobe Hooper's Underseen 'Lifeforce'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 21, 2013 1:29 PM
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This week, DVD boutique label Shout Factory, through their Scream Factory imprint, released a new deluxe Blu-ray edition of Tobe Hooper’s “Lifeforce.” A hugely budgeted cult oddity that concerns a European spaceship that encounters a terrifying alien craft in the tail of Halley’s Comet, it has everything a growing horror freak needs: extreme violence, tons of nudity, vampires, mummies, and apocalyptic bedlam. The movie is slyer and smarter than people give it credit for, and absolutely gorgeous-looking (it was shot by a longtime Bond veteran).

Tobe Hooper To Direct 'Djinn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2011 9:26 AM
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While Tobe Hooper has directed two of the most iconic horror films of all time -- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" -- let's be honest, it's been a long while since he's helmed anything that lands remotely in those ballparks, so we hope that his first feature film is six years finds him returning to form.

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