Metallica’s Kirk Hammett’s Kickass Horror Memorabilia Collection

Join lead guitarist of Metallica and horror film expert Kirk Hammett in an illustration of what makes horror movies so important and how The Mummy film poster helped define the genre as we know it today. This video was created and shared by Sotheby’s Auctions in 2018 when they were offering a very rare The Mummy poster in a special single lot online auction.

Kirk has a reputation as an obsessive collector of vintage horror memorabilia – his collection has been on display in museums, airports, his own book and his own horror festival. Kirk’s website is in the process of being moved but current content can be seen on WordPress here.

Columbia Museum of Art Exhibit – IT’S ALIVE!

This exhibit is a collection of my favorite pieces. I mean, the museum isn’t big enough to hold the whole collection! These are some of my favorite guitars, there’s a little creature aerator that you are supposed to put in an aquarium, I love that. And then there’s the 1931 Dracula one-sheet. I love looking at that poster.” –Kirk Hammett

Check out the Columbia Museum of Art’s Exhibit: It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

It’s Alive! Tour with Kirk Hammett – 10 part video tour on YouTube
Photo : Courtesy of the Kirk Hammett Horror and Sci-Fi Memorabilia Collection and Universal Studios Licensing, LLC.
It would make sense that one of metal’s most fearsome guitarists is also a fan of things that inspire fear. Kirk Hammett, best known as the lead guitarist of Metallica, has been obsessed with horror movie memorabilia since childhood. He owns one of the biggest collections in the world and it’s on display now at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Are you a Metallica fan? Horror fan? Drop me a comment below and let me know what’s your favorite in your collection!

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