While catching up on one of my favorite horror blogs, Freddy in Space, I was perusing his latest POST HERE about "Kickass Alternate Horror Posters." While scrolling through the full o' talent entries I happened upon this particular image that was done for a screening of TrT at the Colonial Theatre in Pennsylvania.
I really dug the artwork as it played on the Halloween-centric film by incorporating all the pertinent screening info on a Collegeville/Ben Cooper-like vintage Halloween costume box. That and some scattered candy corn, and the image really grabbed me and I couldn't help but feel like I knew the art style from some where... hmmm... where could it be...
This fantastic poster was done by none other than the fantastic Tom Whalen who designed the brand-spankin' new HalloweenAddict.com logo you see at the top of this very web page!
Per Tom's blog here's his commentary on the piece:
"...Up next in my first Friday Fright Night series for the Colonial Theatre: the amazing Trick 'r Treat!
This has quickly become one of my must-see-yearly halloween flicks. Often described as the "Pulp Fiction of horror," the movie consists of four small vignettes that are elegantly intertwined, highly stylized and imminently satisfying. While I don't think the film ever specifically states when it takes place, it has a definite 1980's vibe...which I love. And that's where I drew the inspiration for this poster. I had to have one of those cheapo halloween costumes in-a-box every year. I'll always remember the garish colors of the Godzilla one.
At any rate, it still blows my mind that this awesome little flick never found a proper theatrical release. Relegated to DVD, it has nonetheless found a cult following and I couldn't have been more excited when I heard the colonial would be screening this...I'll finally get to see it on the big screen where it belongs!"I couldn't have said it better myself, Tom. Congrats on another great image. You are a talented man. (P.S. You can see the garish Ben Cooper Godzilla costume Tom is referring to HERE at the wonderful Plaid Stallions website.
If you'd like to own the image as a print, Tom doesn't seem to be selling it himself but a little web investigation turned up THIS site HERE at JoJosPosters.com where you can order the 10" x 14" print.