Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

1982 UK quad 40x30" (102x76cm)

Artist: Humphreys, Graham

Grade: Fine to Very Fine


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English title: Evil Dead

Poster title: The Evil Dead

Artist: Humphreys, Graham

Poster Year: 1982

Poster Origin: UK

Size: quad  40x30"  (102x76cm)

Style: video

Film title: Evil Dead

Film Year: 1981

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: Sam Raimi

Film Actors: Bruce CampbellEllen SandweissRichard DeManincorBetsy Baker

Film Genres: Horror

Film Plot: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Categories: Bold ColorsCultFilm

Keywords: 1980sbasementcabinchainsawgreenmonsterpurpleredskullslapstickwoods

Grade: C7-C8  Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with only minor edge/fold wear from storage and use, most noticeable flaws are the ink loss on the fold lines (common on glossy stock posters and that have since been touched up with acid-free conservation-safe water color pencils), a few clean staple holes in the corners, and a small corner bend in the upper right.

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Price: $475

Evil Dead is perhaps the most famous independent film of all time! Sam Raimi wrote the book on low budget, DIY horror and influenced a legion of independent directors that followed in his footsteps — not the least of which was Joel Coen (of the Coen Brothers) who got his start working as an editor on Evil Dead. Sam Raimi has a style of filmmaking all his own and it’s amazing to see how many of them are on display in the Evil Dead, including the prodigious Three Stooges-esque slapstick! He also introduced the world to the man with the chin, the one and only Bruce Campbell. I think we can all be happy about that!

Sam Raimi spent years tirelessly trying to get Evil Dead distributed. Evil Dead was made in 1981, but despite several festival showings the first wide-release distribution deal didn’t come together until late 1982 in the UK, four full months before it was distributed in the US by New Line Cinema. This UK quad is widely believed to be from the video release. Evil Dead was released theatrically for a few weeks — before it was quickly distributed on video (one of “video nasties”) and became the top selling title for 1983. Video shop posters are nearly identical to the theatrical poster, but the white borders were machine trimmed, making them slightly undersized for a standard UK quad. This is a rare and desirable horror poster with amazing art by Graham Humphreys.

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