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The Heisters1964

  • 3.4
Tobe Hooper grew up in motels, hotels and movie theaters. He says he watched at least two films a day. Some of his favorite films were produced by the iconic British horror filmmakers at Hammer Films. THE HEISTERS (restored at 2K from a 35mm print) is Hooper's trippy, Looney Tunes send-up of those films. At the time Hooper was the only student in the University of Texas Austin film department. THE HEISTERS introduced him to Hollywood (he mixed the film at Todd-AO) and whetted his appetite for features. Five years later he would make his first narrative feature, EGGSHELLS.

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Edgar Allen Poe meets Chuck Jones somewhere near Austin, Texas. It's a special treat to see the early work of a legendary filmmaker (Carpenter and O'Bannon's "Dark Star" comes to mind). "The Heisters" sparkles with imagination and energy.

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Edgar Allen Poe meets Chuck Jones somewhere near Austin, Texas. It's a special treat to see the early work of a legendary filmmaker (Carpenter and O'Bannon's "Dark Star" comes to mind). "The Heisters" sparkles with imagination and energy.

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Really got the look and feel of the Corman Poe films down. Great job with the music and sound effects to carry the plot.