Unlike the movie poster ripoff lawsuits involving Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan and Moscow On The Hudson, the one-sheet for this 1980’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel got by with its humorous Breakfast Club spoof.
By the way, the artist that did the 1970s Slap Shot poster is Craig Nelson (not Craig T. Nelson of Coach) and he also created John Wayne and The Cowboys — and unfortunately got caught up in the notorious Moscow On The Hudson-Saul Steinberg one-sheet scandal.
Hollywood lawsuits are common…even in the world of movie posters. And famous artists are no exception. Back in 1987, Saul Steinberg sued Columbia Pictures for filching his classic 1976 New Yorker mag cover (“View of the World From 9th Avenue”) to use for their 80’s Robin Williams immigrant comedy, Moscow On The Hudson. And it looks like Steinberg had a pretty good case.