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KIRK HAMMETT Wants To Score Movies, Names His Favorite Modern Horror Movie

"I never had any doubt that I could do it."

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If Kirk Hammett's recent and very cinematic-sounding solo EP Portals was any indication, the man is ready to start scoring movies. Hammett said in an interview with Loudwire that he's ready to start doing exactly that, and that he's just waiting for someone to get in touch with him.

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"I never had any doubt that I could do it. I just never got around to putting it out there that I'd be interested. But I think, you know, rather than announce, 'Okay, I'm ready to do soundtracks,' I'm going to let them figure out whether or not they want to work with me."

Hammett the touched on the new wave of folk horror movies like Ari Aster's 2019 hit Midsommar, and how the folk horror genre overall is one that's pretty interesting right now. Hammett is also quick to note that the tropes in horror can get old pretty quick, citing waves like "the whole zombie thing" and "the 'creepy kid' thing;"

"Now, you have this whole folk horror genre. It's a genre that was never really fully explored, and people are exploring it now. And the consequence is that you have some amazing films coming out, it's so great. Midsommar is just like folklore, you know? It's one of the best horror movies to come out in a while."

Hammett will also contribute an afterword to Shudder's Creepshow: From Script to Scream. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Greg Nicotero's Creepshow anthology series that began airing in 2019, and also features a foreword by horror legend Stephen King. Shudder's Creepshow: From Script to Scream was written by Dennis L. Prince, designed by John J. Hill, edited by Meredith Borders, and co-produced by Julia Hobgood.

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