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Metallica Guitarist's Horror Movie Exhibit Opens in San Francisco Airport

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | May 20, 2015

Metallica Guitarist's Horror Movie Exhibit Opens in San Francisco Airport

Photo via Twitter

Arriving or departing from the beautiful San Francisco International Airport can be a highlight of any trip, and that will definitely be the case for horror movie fans as the airport unveils the Classic Monsters: The Kirk Hammett Collection display.

According to the San Francisco airport’s website, the facility’s Terminal 2 will host a collection of Universal Pictures horror movie items that have been collected by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett over the years. The exhibition kicked off on May 16 and runs through December 6.

Included in the collection are movie props, themed novelty toys, original artwork, customized guitars and other memorabilia paying homage to the classic horror movies Hammett has come to love. The display is any horror movie fan’s dream come true.

The Twitter account of America's Most Haunted shared several images of the collection:

Hammett’s real focus is on the first real horror movies branded by Universal. The company revolutionized the genre with films like The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1923 and Phantom of the Opera in 1925, both of which starred Lon Chaney as the main characters.

The company went on to create several other memorable characters including Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Bela Lugosi as Dracula. These iconic horror movie staples have lived on in pop culture ever since, but really saw their biggest resurgence in the 1970s.

A large portion of Hammett’s collection consists of pieces from the original movies, but much of his collection is made up of toys, collectibles and other pieces that were sold during the resurgence of the Universal characters in the '70s.

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