1979 Japanese B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
English title: Halloween
Poster title: ハロウィン
Poster Year: 1979
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B1 28x40" (72x103cm)
Film title: Halloween
Film Year: 1978
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: John Carpenter
Film Plot: On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.
Grade: C6 Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Prior to linen-backing this was a theater used poster with minor handling and surface wear, it would have graded much higher if not for edge damage and ink loss. After an expert restoration the poster now presents very fine.
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“You can’t kill the boogeyman.” Few films in the history of cinema can claim to be as influential as John Carpenter’s 1978 cult classic, Halloween. Not only did it establish many of the most common tropes in the horror genre, but it also introduced the world to the genius of John Carpenter. To top it all off, Halloween was one of the most profitable independent films of all time — with a budget of $300k it made over $110 million!
The Japanese poster is well known for its graphic and wild, almost anime-inspired design. However this particular poster is impossibly rare in this larger B1 size. Besides this one, I’ve only ever seen one other example.