Ladies and gentleman, the Ripper has entered the building.
Kirk Hammett, best known for his screaming lead guitar work in heavy metal band Metallica, arrived in Salem Friday night, a week removed from the opening of an exhibition showing his horror movie memorabilia collection at Peabody Essex Museum.
The exhibition is titled "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection." It presents 135 pieces of Hammett's life-long collection of horror movie posters, props, costume parts and more, according to Lynda Hartigan, deputy director of the museum. The collection runs through Sunday, Nov. 26.