The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the horror film that put director Tobe Hooper on the map. It is perhaps best know for its raw, visceral horror that depicted acts of violence so heinous that it disturbed audiences across the world to their core.
“People are strange!”
But now, Tobe Hooper is living a horror of his own after having underwent a vicious attack at the tender age of 74, according to a report by TMZ. The attack came at the hands of his ex-girlfriend, a 36-year-old woman named Rebecca Hodges.
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With a 38-year age gap between the two, it appears as though the much younger and healthier Hodges got the best of Tobe Hooper, who has already said that it was not the first time that she had assaulted him. Although it is unclear at this time if the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre director even fought back at her, it is clear that she was determined to do some damage to his face following the incident.
A judge has acted in Tobe Hooper’s favor by issuing a protective order that restrained Hodges from being within 100 yards of the Texas Chainsaw director.
The court also revealed that Hodges was living with Tobe Hooper in the recent past and the two used to date. It is unclear at this time when the two broke up, but Hooper indicated that there was another incident in April of this year where she attacked him.
“Vintage horror fiction!”
There has been no comment made available to the media at this time by Rebecca Hodges. It is also unclear if Tobe Hooper plans to pursue any criminal charges against Hodges. But was is apparent is that Hooper plans to stay away from Hodges and he has the court ordered protective order to prove it.
Check out the trailer below from the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that debuted in 1974.
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