In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Monday, September 23, 2019

R.I.P. Sid Haig 1939-2019

I heard the sad news today that veteran actor Sid Haig past away a few days ago. He was 80. Haig was a genre giant with a career that spanned six decades in film and television. Over that time, he worked with directors like George Lucas, Jack Hill, Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie.

Sid Haig at Festival of Fear in 2008.

I would best come to know him as Captain Spaulding from Zombie's ouevre, but back when I worked at the video store I remember Haig's screaming face greeting me from the cover box of Spiderbaby every time I walked by my horror section. I met him at the Festival of Fear in 2008 and he struck me as a very warm guy and a great storyteller.

Rest in peace, Mr. Haig.

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