“A masterpiece of modern horror”
With Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” sweeping all before it at the American box-office anticipation for the British release was at an all-time high so the Studios marketing people set about promoting the imminent UK release with this ‘Here’s Johnny’ style UK quad film poster from first year of release 1980. A very clever and striking design that has been directly ‘lifted’ from one of the key and most publicised scenes from the movie. A rare find and an inventive and striking marketing piece for probably the most important and influential horror films ever made. Totally original and unrestored and presented in high grade excellent folded (as issued) condition that displays and presents to fine effect. A genuinely scarce and hard to find example of British horror film cinema memorabilia…“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…”
Trivia #1: According to Shelley Duvall, the famous “Here’s Johnny !” scene took three days to film and the use of sixty doors.
Trivia #2: For the “Here’s Johnny” scene in which Jack breaks down the bathroom door, the props department built a door that could be easily broken. However, Jack Nicholson had worked as a volunteer fire marshal and tore it apart far too easily. The props department were then forced to build a stronger door.…more detail
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
UK / British
Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)
Danny Lloyd, Jack Nicholson, Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall