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Toronto Life: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s private collection of sci-fi and horror movie posters

Jul 24, 2019

Like Dr. Jekyll, Kirk Hammett lives a double life. Most know him as the lead guitarist of Metallica, but when he’s not shredding on stage he’s curating one of the largest private collections of cinema art. First exhibited (fittingly) in Salem, Massachusetts, Hammett’s collection of memorabilia is now on display at the ROM until January 5. It features dozens of rare posters that chart the evolution of horror and sci-fi from the 1920s to the 1980s, from the mysterious Count Orlok in 1922’s Nosferatu to George A. Romero’s (many) zombie apocalypses. Here’s a sneak peek at the exhibit.

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