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Metallica Guitarist’s Horror Movie Collection On Display In Salem

Kirk Hammett, guitarist for Metallica, has quite the impressive collection of classic horror movie memorabilia and some of it is now on display in Massachusetts.

Around 135 pieces of Hammett’s collection is now on display at It’s Alive: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts until November 26th.

Among the items on display include: rare original posters for horror classics like 1931’s Dracula and 1932’s The Mummy, along the lone surviving three-sheet poster for the 1931 film Frankenstein of the only surviving standing cardboard cutouts for 1933’s King Kong.

Hammett said in a statement, “My collection takes me to a place where I need to be — among the monsters, where I’m most comfortable and creative. That’s where the magic has happened for me all these years and it’s something I’ve come to trust. From the moment I first encountered these characters, I could see that these guys had just as much difficulty in coping as I did.”

More here and pictures of the exhibit from bravewords.com