1983 Australian 1-sheet 27x40" (69x102cm)
Artist: Ditz, Mike
Poster title: Evil Dead
Artist: Ditz, Mike
Poster Year: 1983
Poster Origin: Australian
Film title: Evil Dead
Film Year: 1981
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Sam Raimi
Film Genres: Horror
Film Plot: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
Grade: C6 Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with moderate edge/fold wear from storage and use, most noticeable flaws are the ink loss on the fold lines and some surface wear (common on glossy stock posters and that have since been touched up with acid-free conservation-safe water color pencils), and an NZ censor snipe that was carefully removed.
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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. The US release would be 4 months later and Australia got it a few months after that. This Aussie 1-sheet (undersized, but originally distributed that way) is very rare and it was one of the few English-language posters to use the famous chainsaw photo by Mike Ditz.