On Saturday, April 13, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and Mad Monster magazine will present a special screening of 1934’s macabre masterpiece “The Black Cat” at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. One of Kirk‘s favorite films of all time, and the first to pair his favorite actors Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi together, “The Black Cat” weaves a tale of mounting terror and tension as a pair of innocent newlyweds find themselves in the center of an unfolding nightmare revolving around Lugosi and Karloff‘s characters.
Hammett and friends will take part in an audience-interactive question-and-answer session before the screening of this groundbreaking piece of cinema. There will also be contests, prizes and exclusive merchandise, as well as monster goodies from KVH Toys and copies of Kirk‘s critically-acclaimed 2012 book, “Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection”.
* 8:00 p.m. – Doors/Monster Mingle Grab merchandise, view original props from the movie “The Black Cat”, and other monster activities!
* 9:00 p.m. – QA with Kirk Hammett and Friends
* 9:45 p.m. – Screening Universal Pictures “The Black Cat” directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
To buy tickets, visit MovieTickets.com.
Released last October, “Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection” is an oversized 228-page hardback book which documents Hammett‘s love of all things related to the horror genre and features more than 300 photos of items from the collection of horror memorabilia he has accumulated over the years. The book also includes three lengthy interviews with Hammett, who also wrote the captions for many of the photos.
METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with ARTISTdirect.com about his upcoming book, “Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection”, which is due out in October. The oversized 228-page hardback book documents Hammett’s love of all things related to the horror genre and features more than 300 photos of items from the collection of horror memorabilia he has accumulated over the years. The book also includes three lengthy interviews with Hammett, who also wrote the captions for many of the photos.
Asked what the rarest horror artifact he has is, Hammett told ARTISTdirect.com in a 2012 interview, “I have this outfit Boris Karloff wore in this 1934 movie called ‘The Black Cat’. It’s one of my favorite all-time movies. It’s in my top three. About four years ago, I was thumbing through an auction catalog. In the small corner of the page, there was this little blurb that said, ‘‘The Black Cat’ outfit Boris Karloff wore in 1934.’ I was totally blown away. I was speechless. I thought, ‘How could this outfit have survived all this time?’ That’s seventy-seven years. I had to get it. I bid on it, and I can’t believe I have it. The first thing I did was try the outfit on. I had to. [laughs] Now, it’s in my collection and figures prominently in my book. The great thing about this book is it enables me to create a side venture called Kirk Von Hammett Toys. We’re creating a line of toys. One of the first figures that’s going to be available is Boris Karloff as that character in ‘The Black Cat’. I’m really very excited about that.”