"Which is socially acceptable - to love Tobe Hooper movies for their perverse but stubborn puritanism, or to love them for the incredible way they decoy your attention with stylish homages to other horror classics, then spring on you new and inventive means of scaring you out of your seat?" Time-Out. Legendary horror director Tobe Hooper is best-known for the visceral frights of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the PG-rated scares of the Spielberg-produced Poltergeist, and the supernatural craziness of Funhouse, as well as several other cult-following films. This collection features two of Hooper's most extreme horror shockers, including:
Eaten Alive (1977) - Hooper's 'lost masterpiece' is a gory flesh fest that sees a sex-crazed, homicidal hotel owner in the Louisiana bayou (Neville Brand) feed his guests - including a reformed hooker, an unlucky family, and the hooker's father and sister - to his pet crocodiles.
Spontaneous Combustion (1980) - a surreal inferno thriller that sees a couple become human guinea pigs for a top-secret experiment where massive amounts of atomic radiation turn them into human firecrackers.
  An American Nightmare - The definitive horror documentary providing an inside look at the careers of America's greatest horror directors including Hooper, Wes Craven and John Carpenter.

Extra Features

  • Theatrical trailers


  • Brad Dourif
  • Marilyn Burns
  • Mel Ferrer
  • Neville Brand


  • Adam Simon
  • Tobe Hooper
  • No. discs 3
  • Running time 259 min
  • Audio format 2.0
  • Region 4
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1148
  • Aspect ratio -
  • Subtitles -
  • R

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