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.