Midnight Movie: A Novel

Midnight Movie: A Novel

by Tobe Hooper, Alan Goldsher

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307717023
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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.    

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Midnight Movie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cdhtenn2k10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So, not really a horror novel. There's gore, zombies, violence, and weirdness, but at no time is the book scary. It's a funny book, cleverly written and fast paced. The characters are likable and sympathetic. The writing is very crisp, the dialogue snaps and crackles and flows very nicely. There is good imagery and some very vivid scenes. But understand, this is Tobe Hooper, so there is an over all weirdness to the book, and a style that is very much like his early film making. Don't expect this to be straight forward or strictly logical. It's meant to be weird, and it is.It did remind me of another book I really enjoyed; John Dies At The End, by David Wong. Same vibe, only Midnight Movie, quite frankly, is not as good.Tobe (Tobeeeee) Hoopster is likable as a character, and I imagine he had a great deal of fun writing himself as a character. You can feel him chuckling through the pages of the book. And that's what the book really has going for it: the obvious fun that was had writing it. I imagine Hooper and co-author Alan Goldsher had a blast, and that really comes through.If you're looking for a horror novel, keep looking. If you are a Tobe Hooper fan looking to spend a little time with him, then this is a good way to do it.
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