Midnight Movie by Tobe Hooper
A Novel

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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 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. 

About Tobe Hooper

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Tobe Hooper is the creator of numerous films but remains best known for the genre-defining Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which spawned one of the highest grossing horror-movie franchises of all time.
Published July 12, 2011 by Three Rivers Press. 322 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tobe Hooper, real-life auteur of on-screen mayhem and gore, is the protagonist in his own novel, chronicling a plague of "suicide bombers, burning cities, an inordinate number of missing persons, and a new strain of STD."

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Lauded screenwriter and director Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) debuts with a movie-like novel featuring a fictionalized Tobe Hooper.

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But the book settles down in its middle third and becomes something much more visceral and fascinating, as Hooper and co-writer Alan Goldsher ditch the Hooper character (he mostly works on a script as the nation turns to shit) and deal with the idea of a zombie apocalypse erupting so slowly that ...

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Tobe Hooper first came out into the horror scene with his legendary, twisted creation Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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