Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist of Metallica, one of the most successful and beloved bands in rock history. But even before Hammett assumed the heavy metal mantle, he was a geek for the imaginative universe of horror. From the age of six, the guitarist gathered toys, ephemera, and memorabilia from his favourite films. This generously illustrated book highlights the finest examples of Hammett's personal collection of horror and sci-fi movie posters--an astonishing trove that spans the history of the genre.
Daniel Finamore is the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum. Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University in the Center for Neural Science and directs the Emotional Brain Institute of New York University and the Nathan Kline Institute. Steve Almond s essays appear regularly in publications including T Magazine and the Boston Globe.