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Fear not, attendance is good for PEM exhibition of Kirk Hammett’s horror movie posters

Kirk Hammett visited the Peabody Essex Museum last month.Bob Packert/Peabody Essex Museum/Peabody Essex Museum

The folks at the Peabody Essex Museum say they’re pleased so far with attendance at “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From the Kirk Hammett Collection,” the exhibition of the Metallica guitarist’s treasure trove of movie posters.

But because more is always better, PEM has a special event planned. On Sept 23, the museum’s hosting a day of events to celebrate the spooky show. Salem yoga instructor Tina Moroney is on board to lead an hourlong session of her special brand of Black Widow Yoga, which uses doom metal instead of traditional yoga music. There’ll also be a writing workshop titled “A Sense of Dread: Employing the Senses to Evoke Suspense and Character Empathy in Fiction”; a mask-making class with artist Eric Bornstein; a discussion about the birth of horror movies with Adam Hart ; and a performance by the Devil Music Ensemble.


Of course, Halloween is also right around the corner, and PEM folks are hoping a frightening number of people come in to check out Hammett’s collection of vintage movie posters.