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Horror filmmaker Tobe Hooper passed away from natural causes at age 74 on Sunday, Aug. 27. Fans mourn his passing, but the horror master's legacy lives on. His most memorable work, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," is regarded as a groundbreaking horror film that paved the way for the slasher genre. He also directed "Poltergeist," an iconic classic written and produced by Steven Spielberg, and one of several Spielberg films responsible for the creation of the PG-13 rating. Which film is Hooper's best?😱

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Below is the synopsis of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," per IMDB

Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Tobe Hooper produced and directed the film on a shoestring budget, but like many low-budget genre movies, it became one of the most notorious and scariest horror flicks of all time. He also co-wrote the film with Kim Henkel. 

"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" was marketed as a true story, but it's not really. (It's inspired by real-life serial killer Ed Gein.) Nevertheless, the film was deemed so scary that it was banned in certain countries and territories. But none of this stopped the film from becoming a hit, and Hooper's film is regarded as a pioneer in the slasher genre years before "Halloween" or "Friday the 13th" came out. 

Watch the horrifying ending to the film below. 

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Below is the synopsis of "Poltergeist," per IMDB

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

The plot might sound short and simple, but the film is regarded as an innovative ghost story and is the blueprint for future haunted house stories. Spielberg might have written and produced the film, but Hooper had the horror chops to the direct the now classic. Plus, Spielberg was busy working on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" around the same time. 

Hooper brilliantly directed the cinematic ghost story, which garnered three technical Oscar nods: Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Original Score. Ironically, the film lost Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects Editing to "E.T."

Watch a mashup of the film's scariest scenes below.

FINAL RESULTS
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Tobe Hooper's best direction: 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' or 'Poltergeist'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamTexasChainsaw
#TeamPoltergeist