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FROM: WBUR The Artery
By: Andrea Shea Arts Reporter

Dr. Frankenstein’s famous exclamation from the 1931 classic film is now also the fitting title of a new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

It’s Alive” displays a trove of rare, vintage horror and sci-fi posters that’s been passionately amassed over decades by a consummate collector, Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica.

The 54-year-old musician says the seeds for his creepy, but stunning poster collection were sown early.

“I’ve been obsessed with the horror movie genre ever since I was 5 years old,” he recalled. That’s when he encountered his gateway film “The Day of the Triffids,” a black-and-white 1962 spine-tingler about extraterrestrial plantlike creatures taking over. “From that moment on I was hooked,” Hammett said.

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