FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
CLIENT: HERO COMPLEX GALAXY
EVENT: QUATTRO 2: ELECTRIC SHOTGUN BOOG-A-LOO
"What's the matter Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first?" - Jerry Dandrige
Fright Night is such a classic. I love this film. This is one of those titles that was a challenge to do for many reasons. One being that the original one-sheet is so gorgeous and really captures the essence of the film. I consider my approach to this poster to be somewhat of an hommage / tribute to the original poster.
Before being pitched the title by HCG, It was actually a concept I had considered using for a couple of different titles because it could be adjusted only slightly to really work for a number of films (The 'Burbs was one of the early incarnations I had come to mind). However, the sleek and stylish and sexy feel and look of Fright Night screamed for this concept and Im happy I married the two. It's also common for me to come up with a concept and from idea to fleshing out of that idea, much usually changes - but this poster stayed pretty true to my initial sketch.
I think the house was originally much smaller in scale to the apple and more in-line of where Jerry would take his next bite but I opted to enlarge the house and actually fit Charley in, peering out the window with his makeshift stake. I found the balance of Charley's size and his hilariously inadequate weapon by comparison to the looming threat, really funny and suiting to his unbeknownst demeanour.
"Charley, Stop It!"
24" x 36" SCREEN PRINT
REGULAR EDITION OF 160
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