Evil Dead

1982 UK quad 40x30in (102x76cm)

Artist: Humphreys, Graham

Grade: Fine


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Poster title: Evil Dead

Artist: Humphreys, Graham

Poster Year: 1982

Poster Origin: UK

Size: quad  40x30in  (102x76cm)

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: AuteurBold ColorsCultFilm

Keywords: 1980sfilm reelgreenillustration artmonsterorangepurpleredskull

Restoration: Linen-backed

Grade: C6  Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Theater-used poster with handling/edge wear, surface wear throughout, and significant foxing especially visible from verso.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,450

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 showing the first wide-release distribution deal didn’t come together until late 1982, four full months before it was distributed in the US by New Line Cinema. This UK quad is extremely rare and dates from the very first wide-release screening of the film in any country. However, while many of you have probably seen this wonderful art from Graham Humphreys before, it was most likely on one of the undersized video release quads. Evil Dead was on in theaters for a few weeks — but it was quickly distributed on video (one of “video nasties”) and became the top selling title for 1983. Video shops were distributed a nearly identical poster to this theatrical example, but those all had the white borders machine trimmed, making them slightly undersized for a standard UK quad — nearly all are factory folded as well. This full-size (30×40″) theatrical release quad is extremely rare with only a handful of copies known to exist. This poster is one of the Holy Grails of modern horror!

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