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Really Awful Movies: Ep 284 – Kirk Hammett’s Horror collection

Kirk Hammett is best known, of course, as Metallica’s lead guitarist. However, fewer people know that the man has been collecting horror and sci fi memorabilia – posters, lobby cards, artwork – for nearly 30 years.

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is on at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

For genre fans, and especially for Universal horror fans, this is ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE stuff.

In particular, there’s a Swedish Metropolis poster that is a stunning, orange, art deco beauty. There’s a brimming with colour promotional piece for Invasion of the Saucer Men, that is literally out of this world. And perhaps the showstopper is a couple of gorgeous Bride of Frankenstein pieces.

But don’t take our word for it, go to the ROM and see the thing for yourself (bonus for you Metallica fans, there are examples of the guitarist’s horror-centric guitars on display too).

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we let someone else do the talking.

Tune in, and find out what makes collector Kirk Hammett tick.


Really Awful Movies: Ep 279 – Little Shop of Horrors

A casting director’s dream of a movie, Little Shop of Horrors features Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Rick Moranis, John Candy, and Christopher Guest.

It’s a creature feature with songs, but in this case…the creature in question is a plant, the incomparable Venus Fly Trap, Audrey II.

This is a fun one, with a showstopping scene involving a sadistic dentist (is there any other kind?)

During production, director Oz shot a lengthy ending based on the off-Broadway musical on which this 1986 production is based. However, after test audiences did not react positively to it, the ending had to be rewritten and re-shot for the theatrical release with a happier, cloyingly romantic ending. We obviously prefer the carnage.

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we talk about pharmaceuticals, musicals, fear of dentists, horticulture, and the legacy of the late, great John Candy.