Kirk Hammett’s Horror and Sci-Fi film art collection on display at the Peabody Essex Museum

Posted by on March 31, 2017

For those who love horror films, Metallica, and are fascinated by Salem’s haunting history, there’s a new exhibition that’s for you. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s horror obsession is finally getting a lengthy exhibit and it begins on August 12th through November 26th at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibit entitled It’s Alive! will  showcase Hammett’s extensive classic horror and sci-fi collection.

Horror and Sci-Fi films have evolved over the years and Hammett captured its progression through 90 different works ranging from classic to contemporary films including his extensive Horror film posters.

A 120-page hardcover catalog of Hammett’s collection It’s Alive! is currently available for pre-order and is set to release sometime in August.

Hammett announced on his Facebook:

Where’s my car to the Peabody Essex Museum?! I kinda feel like a proud parent My collection will be the ultimate experience if you love horror movies. Getting to see it in Salem, which is overflowing with such history, is a definite plus. #PEMhorror

According to Blabbermouth, here are a few Exhibition highlights:

  • First major exhibition of Kirk Hammett’s world-renowned collection
  • Exhibition features 75 posters, 6 guitars and 10 related images
  • Features work by legendary graphic designers as well as unidentified masters
  • Explores our complicated relationship to fear as well as how this artwork fuels Kirk Hammett’s creativity

Thematic sections:

  • The Undead (“Dracula”, “The Mummy”, “Frankenstein”)
  • The Collector
  • Classic Tales
  • Other Realms (“Aliens”, “The Deep”)
  • Women And Power
  • Horror Spoofs
  • The Eyes
  • Mad Science
  • Zombies


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