Own The Original Friday The 13th Part 2 Poster Design Now!

Get ready to own a piece of horror history, courtesy of Bottleneck Gallery! 

Spiros Angelikas was a designer as well as the owner of the firm, Spiros Associates. Mr. Angelikas designed the illustration seen on the poster for Friday the 13th 1980 and his firm helped advertise the film as well. After the original film in the franchise was a box office success and a sequel was in the works, Spiro was asked once again to create a poster for the second film. The original poster design for Friday The 13th Part 2 had a similar look and feel to the first film's poster, even showing off the the original film's shocking ending with Jason jumping out of the lake to get Alice in the canoe. Although this time the poster art showed an adult Jason emerging from Crystal Lake.

The image in the original Part 2 poster art was commissioned by Paramount Pictures and Georgetown Productions and although producers were impressed by Angelikas’ work, it was decided to save the reveal of the character of Jason Voorhees for the film itself. A new, albeit, more simplistic one-sheet was quickly thrown together for the initial promotion of the film.

Shortly after the stripped down poster was sent to theaters to promote Friday The 13th Part 2, elements of the original poster design made it's way into the normal rotation of marketing materials as the silhouette of the killer was used in further poster art and newspaper ads. It took nearly 20 years for Spiros Angelikas' original poster artwork to surface online and for fans to get a glimpse of this original poster art.

Bottleneck Gallery is now offering Spiros Angelikas’ officially licensed poster for Friday the 13th Part 2.

As with the previous release of Spiros’ masterful Friday the 13th movie poster, Bottleneck worked closely with Spiros and the printers VGkids to recreate the imagery for his original Friday the 13th Part II one sheet submission to Paramount Pictures as a 20-color screen print! 

There were three versions of the poster available; regular, foil, and glow-in-the dark, but only the regular variant remains. Own a part of horror history and get your print today at bottleneckgallery.com before it is gone for good.

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