Twitter reacts to the death of Tobe Hooper

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Aug 27, 2017, 1:04 PM EDT

As previously reported, horror director and writer Tobe Hooper, who was best known for his work on such seminal films as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, died Saturday at the age of 74.

In the wake of Hooper's somewhat unexpected passing, many of his fans, collaborators, and peers took to social media to share their own remembrances of the man who created one of the best horror movies of all time.

Among those who shared their personal tributes and memories of Hooper were directors and writers such as John Carpenter, Edgar Wright, Stephen King, Bryan Fuller, and Kevin Smith, as well as contemporary collaborators to the horror genre like Don Mancini, James Wan, and Eli Roth. 

Did any of Hooper's films have a unique impact on you and your life? Feel free to share your own remembrances in the comments.