Following the success of their inaugural film festival in January 2018, ‘You’re a vile sorry bitch’ – A Celebration of Hagsploitation!, Melbourne’s premier film retrospective collective, Cinemaniacs, is going full horror with a tribute to the late, great iconoclast, Tobe Hooper.

Beginning with his groundbreaking debut feature film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), the festival will survey seminal Hooper moments, including two films that I’m excited to be introducing – Eaten Alive (1976) and The Funhouse (1981). Lee Gambin, Sally Christie, John Harrison, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Angela Ndalianis are the other venerable speakers who will be fleshing out his career.

My family’s always been in meat’ – A Tobe Hooper Retrospective takes place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January, Backlot Studios, Melbourne, and the programme looks something like this:

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