Monster Mishmash: Icon, Intertext, and Integument in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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The most enduring flick of the hippie era was made by twenty-eight-year-old Tobe Hooper, perhaps the most underappreciated horror director in history, who used $60,000 raised by an Austin politician to create a film that is still shown in almost every country in the world, and whose innovations have continued to influence the horror genre for the last thirty years.1
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