Midnight Movie

Midnight Movie The good news Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of Destiny Express a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager but that hasn t seen the light of day in decades And Hooper

  • Title: Midnight Movie
  • Author: Tobe Hooper
  • ISBN: 9780307717016
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • The good news Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of Destiny Express, a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager, but that hasn t seen the light of day in decades And Hooper s fans are ecstatic The bad news Destiny Express proves to be a killer literally As the death toll mounts, Tobe embarks on a desperate journey to understand the fiThe good news Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of Destiny Express, a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager, but that hasn t seen the light of day in decades And Hooper s fans are ecstatic The bad news Destiny Express proves to be a killer literally As the death toll mounts, Tobe embarks on a desperate journey to understand the film s thirty year old origins and put an end to the strange epidemic his creation has set in motion Featuring the terror, humor, and sly documentary style Hooper devotees remember from such classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Midnight Movie is vintage Tobe Hooper, again demonstrating the director s place as one of the godfathers of modern horror.

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    About "Tobe Hooper"

    1. Tobe Hooper

      William Tobe Hooper was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror film genre his most recognized films include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist.He was also a a college professor and documentary cameraman during the 1960 s.


    1. Midnight Movie is a glorious mess. It is the most fun I've had reading a horror novel since the equally gloriously messy DRACULAS. It has also renewed my faith in the idea that a movie director can write a novel that is the equal to his talent in film director.Of course, some of you snobs may not think that is not so impressive considering the director. Tobe Hooper may not receive the accolades of a Hitchcock or a Cronenberg but he is always imaginative and exuberant even in the least of his fil [...]

    2. This book was SO much fun. I read it all in one evening and, while I read a lot, I can scarcely remember last time I had so much fun with a book. It reminded me of World War Z in a way that there were zombies and it was told through first person accounts and it was immensely (although completely different sort of) enjoyable. So this is like a really silly really over the top B movie type of a book. Nice to see Hooper is a man of many talents, not just cinematically gifted. I wonder if he'll turn [...]

    3. There's always a roll of the eyes when a famed horror film director tries his hand at a novel (Wes Craven, anyone?). When I heard Tobe Hooper--director of my all time favorite horror film, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE--had written one, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, especially after hearing that one of my buddies HATED it and another LOVED it.For the first 100 pages, MIDNIGHT MOVIE had me hook, line, and sinker. The pace was nice, the initial idea seemed great (a screening of an unseen Ho [...]

    4. Horror filmmaker Tobe Hooper (he of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Salem's Lot, and Poltergeist fame) tries his hand at horror/zombie fiction here and, man, he does succeed. It was a a horror film, documentary style, on paper and I blasted through it. I loved it. It was so entertaining and so awesome to just read something that was thoroughly entertaining more than just good literature.What's even more amazing here is that Tobe Hooper is a character in his own story, in fact the whole plot of this boo [...]

    5. Tobe Hooper, monsieurMassacre à la Tronçonneuse , se voit invité par un mec complètement bizarre à une convention où il serait à l'honneur car son tout premier film inconnu de tous - même presque de lui - a été retrouvé et cet interlocuteur même pas foutu de prononcer son nom correctement souhaite le diffuser devant une assemblée de quelques fans privilégiés. Hooper accepte mais n'aurait pas dû : en plus d'être un navet, des choses très étranges commencent à se multiplier dep [...]

    6. An adolescent mess of a book.The concept of having Tobe Hooper writing a book with himself as Tobe Hooper as the main protagonist and the theme being about a movie which can turn people into lunatics has the potential for lots of interesting meta-play but in the end the book was a total mess.It's hard to say how much of it was Hooper and how much his (shhh, quiet about this!) co-writer but the whole thing came off as very amateerish and fanboy-ish. Instead of knowing digs or winks the Hooper cha [...]

    7. A very interesting literary debut by the famous (infamous?) director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's actually surprisingly up to date, and uses social media such as emails and twitter to carry the story through multiple viewpoints. What's going on is Tobe Hooper made a movie when he was sixteen, only he can't remember what the hell it was. A stranger calls Tobe up, and asks him to come on over for a screening of the only remaining footage of that movie. Strange things happen during the scre [...]

    8. This is the most entertaining book that I have read in a long time. The story reminds me a bit of the movie "Demons," which is about a group of movie goers who get turned into demons when one of the patrons gets scratched by a prop from the movie. In "Midnight Movie," Tobe Hooper, the writer/ director of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," receives a call about showing his newly rediscovered first movie, "Destiny Express," at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin. During the movie the audien [...]

    9. Eh, it was alright. A film is shown, a rather old and amateur film, and a lot of people start experiencing weird things right after seeing it, eventually ending in their deaths. The book had some humor and it was written in a way that a person is talking one minute that goes on for few pages, and then it switches to another person's point of view, usually one that is interacting with the first person. It is also written through text messages, diary pages, and newspaper articles, which is kind of [...]

    10. Waah! J'crois que si je n'avais pas vu ce livre exposé ce matin-là où la bibliothèque était fermée je ne l'aurais sûrement jamais lu. Et je l'aurais regretté Qu'est-ci qui a attiré mon oeil, à part la couverture ? La phrase "Par le créateur de Massacre à la tronçonneuse!!Je ne savais pas trop de quoi parlait ce livre, la 4e de couverture ne disait pas grande chose d'explicite. Une fois la lecture entamée, j'ai été absorbée par. Elle m'hantait lorsque je ne lisais pas XD Ce que j [...]

    11. He should keep writing booksnnot wait to find out what the f'd up idea he has brewing turns out to be (see interview at end of book). Using multiple narrators worked great here, as did switching up the writing style with tweets, letters, journals. I love the whole idea of the cursed film and this book is one of the better explorations of it. For me, it's right up there with Carpenter's "Cigarette Burns." How creeped out would I get by a film version? (Pretty sure no one would "let" him make it.) [...]

    12. In MIDNIGHT MOVIE by Tobe Hooper, director of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, the author attends a midnight screening of a film he shot as a teenager and has since, due to an accident, forgotten. The screening creates an epidemic of madness that takes one of several horrible forms, including zombies. While I found the explanation for the epidemic to be weak, the story is wildly imaginative and intense, with a strong voice. I hope Hooper does more fiction, because I tore through this story in about [...]

    13. Done in a documentary style using interviews, blog articles, twitter feed and newspaper articles, this first novel by the director of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is all that you would imagine. A movie created by the adolescent Tobe is unearthed but more than a novelty, viewing spawns a horrific disease that manifests as sexual obsessions, violence, madness and zombies. You might not think so, given the the subject matter, but it really was a fun little book.

    14. I have to admit that the only reason I picked this book off the shelf is that I'm a huge Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan.but it was actually a really good and entertaining book in its own right. If you liked Feed by Mira Grant you will definitely love Midnight Movie. One warning,though; I wouldn't read it on a full stomach.

    15. This novel, written in a "documentary" format is not scary as much as funny, in the same way as Evil Dead 2. Fast paced, well written, firmly tongue-in-cheek, this novel made me laugh as much as get grossed out. It definitely does not take itself seriously but revels in the idea of a film causing a zombie-like STD to spread through the United States. Definitely fun but not for the squeamish.

    16. Don't expect too much from this beautifully designed artful 'movie' book and you'll be wildly entertained! It's schlocky, shallow on details and unashamedly B-movie but it's one wild ride! As a story, it's probably a one star, but the execution and presentation is so confident, it hardly matters. A VERY guilty pleasure!

    17. Shite. Half way through the book and still have no idea what is supposed to be happening or even "scary." Cringeworthy dialogue/blog entries/thought processes that read like somebody trying to imitate Joe R. Lansdale but completely lacking the ear for it and as a result failing miserably.

    18. Totally kitschy, totally gimmicky, and a real let-down in the last 10 pages or so but fuck if I didn't enjoy the ride.

    19. This was everything I expected from a horror novel written by Tobe Hooper. I'll admit, I was a little worried at first, when Tobe showed up as a character. He gets a phone call from a weirdo named Dude McGee, who has a copy of Tobe's very first film, a zombie movie Tobe barely remembers making. He wants to screen it at the SXSW film festival. He calls in Gary Church, Tobe's longtime friend who starred in the film. Together they all meet up at the diviest bar in Austin, Texas. After the film wrap [...]

    20. I enjoyed this one a lot, but totally get the bad ratings and would have a hard time recommending it to anyone. It's really weird and messed up, but exactly my cup of tea. I have a few minor gripes with the last third but they don't affect my rating in a big way.

    21. Seriously: this is every TCM fanboy's dream. That's all I'm saying for this review. Fan of Hooper's films? If yes, you must read this

    22. This was awful. I didn't like any of the characters. There was an especially obnoxious person who was a complete turn off. This book must have been written for 15 year old boys.

    23. I'm not a fan of Horror fiction, nor am I a fan of the seemingly incessant barrage of recent Vampire/Zombie/Werewolf novels that seem to be cropping up like well, Zombies. I also only have vestigial memories of enduring Tobe Hooper's claim to fame, his movie, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," which I most likely viewed under the influence of several bong hits during my hazy college and/or high school years. His movie, like other minor classics of cinema, strikes me as one of those fringe offerings that [...]

    24. На исходе лета ушел из жизни режиссер Тоуб Хупер, создатель «Полтергейста», «Жизненной силы», «Вторжения с Марса», «Резни бензопилой в Техасе» и еще дюжины чуть менее удачных фильмов. Ушел и не вернулся. Сделаем вид, что весь сентябрь мы пересматривали его работы (некоторые [...]

    25. Here's a nice moment:"I asked Dude, 'Okay, why do you think a movie started this whole thing?"He said, "Didn't you see The Ring? It's possible. Very, very possible."I said, "The Ring is fiction, dickhead. You know, somebody made it up."He said, "But it rang true to me." (207)For me, this is the most perceptive moment in the whole book. Truth & fiction, fantasy & reality--it's all kind of tricky, with some works of fantasy ringing truer than other, more "realistic" works. If only Midnight [...]

    26. Lorsque la bande du tout premier film de Tobe Hooper (Massacre à la tronçonneuse) est retrouvée, l'idée d'organiser une projection semble s'imposer. Alors que le réalisateur, qui ne se souvient même plus de ce qui est pour lui forcément un navet, accepte d'être présent à cette projection, il n'imagine pas que les choses vont prendre une tournure bien particulière. Lors de la projection, les spectateurs adoptent alors un comportement étrange, comportement qui semble être contagieux : [...]

    27. When Tobe Hooper was a teenager he and some friends made a horror movie called Destiny Express, however, due to an accident that led to severe head trauma for Tobe and the death of one of his friends, he doesn't remember a thing about making the film, or, what it is even about. So, he is shocked to get a call from a stranger telling him they are in possession of a copy of the film and wants Mr. Hooper to come to SXSW festival and do a Q&A at a screening this fellow has set up in a dive bar. [...]

    28. Beloved horror director Tobe Hooper's first novel isn't by any stretch unreadable (I blew through it over the course of two nights), though I can't help but feel that something was lost in the translation from auteur to author. I definitely admired the attempt at a unique structuree narrative is culled together from oral accounts, diary and journal entries, Twitter and text exchanges, news sources, and other etc. But the story itself? A screening of a long-forgotten early work of Hooper's causes [...]

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