As you know, Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is a huge fan of horror movies and books. He has collected classic horror posters and memorabilia since 1987.

57 years ago today, legendary horror movie actor, Ernest Thesiger has passed away at the age of 81.

On Instagram, Kirk Hammett has shared a photo of Ernest Thesiger and mourned his death with this caption:

“Remembering Ernest Thesiger 🖤RIP today in 1962🖤 Among many roles, he was brilliant as Doctor Septimus Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein. #doctorpretorius #ernestthesiger ⚡️💀⚡️”

See the Instagram post below.

Back in October 2012, Hammett talked with Bloody Disguesting and revealed this his first horror related memory. He said:

It’s very easy for me! I was five years old and I was fighting with my sister. I went to go lunge at her and my older brother grabbed my arm and somehow my arm got twisted and I sprained it. Next thing I know, I went to the hospital, I came back home and my arm is in a sling.

My parents tell me I can’t go outside and play with my friends, that I have to stay inside. And so, okay, I though “Great, let’s turn on the TV and see what’s on.” And there it was, the first horror movie I ever saw: Day Of The Triffids. And I was transfixed. Up to that point, it was all about Walt Disney films and cartoons. It was all I was ever exposed to and, of the sudden, I was exposed to this sci-fi horror movie.

Click here to full of interview.