Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' and 'Poltergeist' Director, Dead at 74

Tobe Hooper, who directed the classic horror films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, has died, ET can confirm. He was 74 years old.

Rudy Molano, an investigator for the Los Angeles Coroner’s office, tells ET that Hooper died Saturday at 4:10 p.m. at a residence in Sherman Oaks, California.  

“It appears to have been a natural death,” Molano says.

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