Original Marketing Lithograph Proof For ‘Friday The 13th: A New Beginning’

Most of our readers would agree that as the years pass by, Friday The 13th: A New Beginning has become more enjoyable to watch and has definitely found its place in the franchise. It’s a far cry from the 1980’s when it was difficult to find anyone who would admit to liking the movie. Promotion for the film was excellent, although a bit deceiving in the United States, but the international marketing put a young boy (most assuredly Tommy Jarvis) front and center in the imagery for posters and home video covers.

A few years back, we found out that this imagery was actually discarded marketing for the 80’s vampire film Near Dark. Pretty wild stuff, and recently the original lithograph printers proof for the home video cover was made available for sale, which can be seen below. Collector and fan Kyle Murray was lucky enough to get his hands on this awesome piece of history!

Do you like this artwork more than what was used on U.S. home video covers?