He's known by millions of fans as the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica, but Kirk Hammett
also has a deep passion for horror and sci-fi, which is reflected in his massive collection of posters for classic and cult films from both genres. Currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Hammett's impressive collection is also featured in a new hardcover book called It's Alive
that's out now from Skira Rizzoli, and we have a look at some of the eye-popping posters included within the pages of the treasured collection.
Press Release: Uttered in several Frankenstein films since 1931, and titling Larry Cohen
’s 1974 horror classic, “It’s alive!” is one of those kitschy, catchy phrases that become part of the vernacular.
It’S Alive: Classic Horror And Sci-fi Movie Posters From The Kirk Hammett
Collection—in both exhibition and book form—offers an unconventional look