News

Metallica star launches horror festival

Metallica star launches horror festival

FRIGHTFUL: Kirk Hammett is showing off his scary side. Photo: Associated Press/Abraham Caro Marin

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has turned his collection of horror film memorabilia into the basis for a gory new festival.

The heavy rocker will launch Fear FestEvil in San Francisco, California on Thursday after freaking fans out with his haul of movie props and costumes at Metallica’s Orion Festival events.

The Kirk’s Crypt exhibits became such a hit that he showed off his odd collection in the book “Too Much Horror Business” in 2012, and now he’s teaming up with a few famous faces to scare up a storm at the Regency Ballroom over the weekend.

On display will be full-size figures of Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula and original props from the film Bride of Frankenstein, while guests at the first Fear FestEvil will include fellow rocker and horror buff Slash and Carrie actress P.J. Soles, as well as filmmakers and special effects gurus.

Hammett has also booked heavy metal icons Carcass to perform, telling Revolver, “For us to get Carcass, I’m just so psyched to even be able to make that happen, and it brings the convention up another level.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 30

cheers

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

Get ready for 3D ‘Thriller’

thriller

Michael Jackson's epic 14-minute music video is going to be re-released next year.

in Music

Cher postpones tour again

cher

The pop superstar has canceled more U.S. shows after struggling to recover from a viral infection.

in Music

Bono says U2 isn’t advocating ‘free music’

bono

The U2 frontman denies the band's recent album giveaway is undercutting other artists.

in Entertainment

Ben Affleck buys American cars after time in Detroit

affleck

The actor says he was moved by the city and its economic struggles.