“Before man walked the earth…it slept for centuries. It is evil. It is real. It is awakening.”
This is the British quad for the release of John Carpenter’s 1987 horror Prince of Darkness. As well as being in the director’s chair, Carpenter wrote the soundtrack and also the screenplay under the pseudonym Martin Quatermass, which is a direct homage to Bernard Quatermass, the lead character in Hammer’s film and TV series that started with The Quatermass Experiment and that features several elements in common with Carpenter’s story. The film is the second in what the director calls his ‘Apocalypse Trilogy’ that started with The Thing (1982) and ended with In the Mouth of Madness (1994) and is the result of Carpenter’s interest in theoretical physics and atomic theory as well as the idea of an ultimate evil or ‘anti-god’ combined with the physics-based concept of matter and anti-matter. The original 1987 UK quad film poster for John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” offered here was originally rolled (as issued) & presents in original unrestored condition (minimal handling wear) with great artwork, colours and deep unfaded black background. This imagery of the screaming, disfigured face with the bug in its mouth, as well as the church and the oozing green liquid was used in the worldwide marketing campaign. A very scarce poster in this high grade condition, that represents very collectable & desirable original film memorabilia from one of the greatest and most influential director’s ever working in the sci-fi / horror / action genre.
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
British / UK
Very Fine – Very Fine plus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Lisa Blount, Peter Jason, Victor Wong