Graham Humphreys’ career as a poster artist looms large over horror cinema. From designing the iconic Evil Dead poster to Nightmare on Elm Street and House of a Thousand Corpses, his work is familiar film audiences around the world. It’s easy to see why his work grabs the attention of horror fans and filmmakers alike, as he continually and systematically sets the bar ever higher in his quest for sheer terror and pure entertainment. With over forty years of experience, he is one of the few contemporary illustrators using the traditional medium of gouache to paint his images. Includes previously unseen work: paintings, drawings and colour studies, as well as additional text by Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price and Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker.
Read our online interview with Graham Humphreys.
Foreword by Dacre Stoker
Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker and the international bestselling co-author of Dracula: The Un-Dead (2009), the official Stoker family-endorsed sequel to Dracula and the prequel Dracul (2018). He is also the co-editor of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years. He currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina, where he manages the Bram Stoker Estate.
Graham Humphreys is an illustrator and visual artist best known for producing film posters. During the 1980s, Humphreys worked with Palace Pictures, producing publicity material for such films as Dream Demon, Basket Case, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Nightmare on Elm Street. Whilst most artists now work digitally, Graham remains dedicated to the medium that has supported him throughout his professional career: paint on paper. Current projects include vinyl LP sleeves, posters, private commissions and work for horror film festivals.
I received this book few days ago and I'm simply speechless: the quality of the book's printing and of the illustrations inside are simply Fantastic!!!
Graham is a real talented Artist!
Great book, brilliant illustrations.
Beautifully crafted book, showing a whole host of Graham's work over the years. A must buy!
Good book a must for horror fans
Brilliant, well presented book. I only hope it has a follow on. It deserves it. Great quality also.
This book is amazing and the artwork I keep finding different things every time I look at it
I spent most of the eighties hanging out in a local video rental shop. The Evil Dead and Nightmare on Elm Street posters were pinned all around the shop - some of the finest genre poster artwork ever created. I put my name down to take them home and they lived on my bedroom wall for years to come.
Not only does this book provide a fantastic insight into Graham's process, it's also chock-full of his amazing work.