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08 Oct Introducing The KVH Kirk Hammett Blog!

Fiends, Romans, Countrymen (and you!)…

Welcome to the all-new KVH blog, where we will keep you up to speed with all that is happening in the world of Fear FestEvil, KVH Toys, and include some musings from Kirk, too. In fact, to kick things off, let’s head over to the man and hear exactly what’s been on his iPad during the summer months of touring with Metallica all over.

Kirk Hammett Horror Blog

Kirk with a gift from “Kirz Hammett.”


Welcome one, welcome all to the KVH Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Review.



“Hey everyone, as we do each summer the band has been on the road putting in some long travel time, and that means that I get the chance to sit and catch up on some horror flicks via the old iPad!!! First on my tip-sheet for you, is RIGOR MORTIS (2013), a Japanese production that is one of the most surreal horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. It takes place in a Hong Kong public housing tower, and I won’t say any more except that I LOVED it, the special effects are great and if you still want a reference point (if my excitement isn’t enough), think Tetsuo The Iron Man (a 1989 cyberpunk-like thing which is also pretty surreal!).



And then there is WOLFCOP (2015) which highlights my weakness for cheesy horror. I loved every stupid minute of it, and have continued to love every stupid minute of it EIGHT TIMES!

Every stupid joke, every dumb special effect, yeah, this is a lot of great dumb fun.



I enjoyed EXISTS (2014) a lot too, a found-footage flick that might not be the most original but was a good ride in my opinion, and SPRING (2015) was another which was fun and also carried a bit of HP Lovecraft-like vibe to me.



The first Dead Snow was great, and the sequel, DEAD SNOW: RED V DEAD (2014) is also killer, picking up where the first left off and twisting a whole new plot out of a Nazi arm, as well as tons of great zombie army action. This one has hit my iPad THREE times!



THE BABADOOK (2014) just didn’t work for me. I thought it was just too weak and sort of ended up getting caught out by not being ‘full-on’ in any specific direction, so maybe it was a little too clever for it’s own good?

I have a couple on my list I wanna check out immediately, ZOMBEAVERS and AMIGO UNDEAD, and I expect to be seeing both within the next couple of weeks.


I’d also like to say right here and now fellow KVHers, that if you know of anything you think I should see, please feel free to drop a comment and let me know. I think when it comes to horror, we know what we like and we trust each other’s tips more than mainstream critics and people, so fire away! OK, thanks and until next time.”


    Posted at 03:17h, 09 October


    • Simon Hill
      Posted at 15:19h, 24 October

      Hi Kirk! I saw a new English werewolf movie, HOWL (2015) last night and thought I must recommend it to you! It’s a straightforward horror movie that really benefits from not being overlong or overcomplicated. It has werewolves, It’s set on a train and its just a lot of fun and scary! It also contains some comedy which makes it even more watchable. If you do watch it, let me know what you think!

      Simon Hill

  • designhawg
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 October

    This is a great list of awesome horror movies! Thanks for putting this together.

  • Elizabeth Williams
    Posted at 16:45h, 12 October

    Very happy to seen KVH Blog taking comments. I wanted to know if Kirk has seen “What We Do In The Shadows” and what he thought about it. We LOVED it. Also, “The Shining” still terrifies me to this day….. Would love any response….

    Posted at 04:26h, 13 October

    Kirk has a blog? I’m in!!

  • Bob Pereira
    Posted at 16:12h, 13 October

    It’s a but older but, “High Tension” was pretty wild.

  • Elia María Buendía Rendón
    Posted at 13:33h, 14 October


  • Dianna Mangus
    Posted at 21:18h, 14 October

    Hi Kirk! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about this upcoming movie. It sounds so cool! They should have had you in the movie!

  • Brandon Manuel Birch
    Posted at 02:02h, 18 October

    you rock kirk you are the top 3 lead guitarists ever alson check out the dawn of the dead remake

  • Jeff sample
    Posted at 05:04h, 19 October

    Hey Kirk. I dug zombeavers and I recommend witching bitching

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  • Kelly Dotson
    Posted at 15:48h, 27 October

    If you liked Wolfcop because of the stupid jokes and the dumb special effects you would like Zaat . It’s about the cheesiest movie I’ve seen and horrible acting, and costumes. My son and I laughed through so much of this. Better have rewind on stand-by because you’ll be asking yourself ” WTF ” was that .

  • David Cosgrove
    Posted at 20:21h, 27 October

    Hey Kirk, it’s so cool that we can get your thoughts on the horror movies you love and what you’re currently watching, it’ll be fun to share thoughts etc. I’m guessing as a major horror dude that you’ve already seen a lot of stuff. I thought I had too but tomorrow I’m going to catch a show of Beyond the Door. It’s an Italian version of The Exorcist but supposed to be even better (and has a cool funk rock score)!

    Other mentions, you gotta see The Car, so cheesy but still has some solid scares and ominous music to do the trick.

    If you’re into portmanteau type films then definitely check out V/H/S and V/H/S 2

  • Scott Henson
    Posted at 13:18h, 30 October

    Wolf cop looks pretty interesting Kirk! O yeah and to answer your question about remakes: yeah I mean most of the horror remakes that I’ve seen are at best OK. The Wolfman, The Mummy, Rob’s Halloween versions to name a few. Rock on

  • miguel a rodriguez
    Posted at 14:23h, 30 October

    hey kirk! Great list! i’ve only seen 3 of these. I seen Zombie beavers and it was awesome. I enjoyed it. cheesy as fuck. I was wondering, have you ever seen Anguish? its like an 80s horror movie that scared me as a kid and still holds up. check it out if you can. \m/

  • Larry LaBrie
    Posted at 15:10h, 30 October


    Gratz, again, on the blog. Well done.

    For a different flavor, you may want to look into Onibaba or Kuroneko, a couple killer Japanese ghost stories from the 60’s. Onibaba is one of my all time faves, in that genre. Cronos from Guillermo del Toro is cool, old-school Ron Perlman. I’m confident you know well beyond most when it comes to the horror films, so I thought I’d suggest a few that are a little harder to find but well worth it. Damn, Onibaba’s good. Cheers ~

  • Toni Partin
    Posted at 17:31h, 02 November

    Hi Kirk, wondering if you’ve ever seen “I Dismember Mama, May She Rest in Pieces” or “Microwave Massacres”? Both are way priceless…fun to watch

  • Gabrielle
    Posted at 14:52h, 08 November

    Zombeavers was a true beauty, completely cheesy in the best way. Babadook really messed with me, the whole creepy shadow in the corner thing gets me every time. However, the sound effects were not good at all which made it difficult for me to take the rest of the movie seriously.

  • Nansy Kokkali
    Posted at 17:08h, 10 December

    Oh Babadook or whatever it is called ?? i did’nt like it either. Too much promo for nothing special. I expected more from a film like this. I loved the “The Conjuring” 🙂

  • Roberto Solha
    Posted at 10:57h, 12 December

    Let us Prey is worth seeing. Cheers

  • Tracy Paseman
    Posted at 11:01h, 30 January

    I highly recommend The Conjuring if you haven’t seen it.
    The scares are well-paced and the directing, art direction and acting are excellent.
    Based on a true story, ( in fact the true story is actually scarier.)

    I saw it in the theater, and one scene scared me so bad I found myself screaming at the top of my lungs ( luckily drowned out by loud volume ) , then I started to cry, it was GREAT ! I LIKED being that scared, but it was
    a ” controlled scare “….so you’re not alone in that feeling !

    I went back 4 days later and enjoyed it a second time.

    BTW, thanks for mentioning Human Centipede somewhere…I rented it, and really enjoyed the originality of it !
    Creepy fun !

    My parents took me to see Freaks and Night Of The Living Dead at the tender age of 9 or 10…
    I remember Mom saying to Dad ” She’ll either end up committed, or LOVING horror movies ! ”

    I also recall watching the original silent Nosferatu by myself at 3 am as a kid,
    and it scared the crap out of me, but it was great. Now I own it !

    Cheers !

  • Tracy Paseman
    Posted at 12:21h, 30 January

    This blog is super cool !

  • Tracy Paseman
    Posted at 11:04h, 31 January

    I highly recommend The Conjuring and a made-for-tv film called The Gravedancers ( 2006-ish ),
    pretty intense scares and excellent make-up and story.

    You once mentioned The Human Centipede, so I checked it out, and I really liked it, very creepy and original !

  • Craig Caudill
    Posted at 06:03h, 16 March

    Do you need Contributors I have two interviews by Producer of under the dome and A Blot bod from Grimm. I used to write for comiconverse ,


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  • Latest Bollywood News
    Posted at 04:25h, 20 October

    Really nice blog…. The whole creepy shadow in the corner thing gets me every time. However, the sound effects were not good at all which made it difficult for me to take the rest of the movie seriously. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Maddox
    Posted at 22:14h, 22 November

    Hey kirk I am big fan of yours…. I really admire you and James .
    I have a wish °°°° I hope u will make it.
    I want you to jam the “” Burn “” song of Deep Purple in your way along with your band “”THE METALLICA “”

  • Marie Andrysick
    Posted at 18:27h, 26 May

    Kirk, did ever see The taking of Deborah Logan? To me of the scariest modern horror movies…I wonder what you would think about it!

  • Laura Larsen
    Posted at 20:48h, 02 August

    I was going to recommend The Babadook, but see that you have already seen it. I personally find plots that blur the supernatural and mental illness really disturbing. I think “disturbing” best describes it.

    How about “Get Out”? Commercial, yes. Corny ending, yes, but pretty entertaining.

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