Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett to bring huge collection of horror films to the Royal Ontario Museum

The exhibit will run from July 13, 2019 to January 5, 2020

After posting a hilarious video of himself falling on stage, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced that he’ll be bringing his huge collection of horror films to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for a special exhibit titled It’s Alive! Classic Horror Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.

The exhibit, which will run from July 13th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020, will feature Hammett’s extraordinary collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. It’s Alive! is set to explore Hammett’s collection while looking to “the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema,” as described by the ROM.

His expansive collection was first put on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts last year, and now our lucky city will be receiving the same wonderfully horrifying exhibition. “Toronto is horror city central,” Hammett explained, according to Exclaim! “It’s the great Northeastern horror capital, and I mean that. There’s a big market for horror in Toronto, and I think Toronto realizes that too. [The ROM] approached us and said they were interested in getting the collection, so it made perfect sense.”