This was just about the scariest movie from my youth. The neck stuff was very affecting, and the raw meat scene was uber creepy. I'll have to watch with the FTM commentary this time around.
I would be interested in some kind of HooperFest memorial. This commentary gave me an itch for something that celebrates what an awesome director he was, and I think you are one of the only people who could do that with the care and honest passion you possess. Going with that, I would totally read a Tobe Hooper book from you. I can’t think of anyone who is more knowledgeable or passionate about the subject. Even if you feel under qualified, the sincere passion you have for Tobe’s films is enough to make anything you write be worth reading.
The only thing that makes this commentary hard to listen to is hearing you constantly apologise for how hard it is to listen to! I've loved your Hooper commentaries so far and I haven't watched them with the movie - so the tangents you go on work really well for me. Over on my facebook group I've been banging the drum for our boy Hoops for about 4 years when I rediscovered him. Texas Chainsaw and Poltergeist have always been two of my favourite movies but I hated Chainsaw 2 the first time and then judged all the rest by their cover, assuming they were as unintentionally goofy as I thought Chainsaw 2 was. Then I actually re-watched it and was blown away and it's sparked me revisiting everything the great man had to offer - I spent waaaay too much money on a blu ray copy of The Mangler and I don't regret it for a second.Bring on Hooperfest and keep up the good work with these commentaries. The Book of Tobe needs to be preached.
Thanks for the commentary Patrick, I look forward to whatever you have planned for the Tobe Hooper Memorial. I fully support it and I think it will be great. I had never seen this film before, so I know I probably shouldn’t have watched it this way for the first time, but I couldn’t help myself. I love listening to you talk about Tobe and how his work has either been misunderstood or under appreciated. I’ll be scooping up the Scream Factory blu ray in the coming weeks after listening to your commentary and enjoying the way you described some of your favorite moments. My Tobe Hooper collection is growing, as well as my respect for his work, I’ve enjoyed them all so far. I’m looking forward to seeking out some of the more obscure releases. Honestly at this point, who cares whether they got theatrical releases or were straight to video, an artist should be judged by his work, shit movies come out in theaters every week, doesn’t make them any better or more worthwhile. Haha, clearly this commentary has had an effect on me...Thanks again Patrick!
Great commentary! Watched this about a month ago and was actually wondering your feelings on it so this was awesome. I loved it on a rewatch. Definitely scared me as a kid.
Great commentary as always Patrick. I've been meaning to watch this one for awhile and this finally pushed me to do it. Seriously, your passion for Tobe Hopper has really helped me come to appreciate him more than ever and I really hope you do some kind of Tobe hooper memorial because I know it would be fantastic!
Any memorial, whether or not it includes a live episode, would be absolutely fantastic! Though you mentioned doing a future Lifeforce commentary, I honestly believe we need it sooner rather than later. A major member of the How Did This [Not Be Named] podcast has been on-record saying it's one his top bad movies in interviews, and that is a travesty. Anything to expunge that from the commentariate is desperately needed, especially from a genuine Tobe fan.
Tobe Hooper twitter film festival?
Oh, I just got to the point in the show where you talk about a live podcast for Hooper. Amazing, I’d be so into that.