Something you might not know about Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is that he's a big time horror fan, a lifelong love for the genre that has led to him amassing one of the largest and most impressive collections of horror movie memorabilia in the world. Around this time last year, Hammett showed off his massive collection in the hardcover book Too Much Horror Business, a collection that's jam packed with screen-worn outfits, masks and even Dr. Hill's severed head from Re-Animator.
Taking his fandom to the next level, Hammett is hosting his very own horror convention next year, titled Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil. Taking place in California from February 6th through the 8th, FestEvil is a celebration of both heavy metal and horror, and the guest list includes names like Kane Hodder, Barbara Crampton, Tom Savini and Slash.
As reported by the website Friday the 13th: The Film Franchise, Hammett is bringing some pieces from his collection to the event, including rare screen-used props from the Friday the 13th films. On display will be Jason's mask and a Hell demon from Jason Goes to Hell (above), as well as a stunt prop from The Final Chapter (seen at the top of this post). A must-attend event for California-based Friday fans, to say the least!
Check out more of Kirk's incredible collection in the video below and learn more about Fear FestEvil over on the official website for the event!