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Veteran Actor and Horror Legend Sid Haig Passes Away at 80

We at Horror News Network are mourning the loss of one of the great horror character actors ever, Sid Haig.  His wife, Susan L. Oberg, made the announcement on Instagram early this morning, revealing that he had passed away on Saturday, September 21st (screenshot below.)  The Fresno, CA native was 80.

Haig had a long and storied career in Hollywood, with nearly 150 television and movie credits dating all the way back to the early 1960’s.  For horror fans, he really began to hit his stride beginning in 2003, as he portrayed his most iconic screen character, Captain Spaulding, in Rob Zombie’s first feature film, 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses.  Zombie would go on to cast Haig in important roles in nearly all of his subsequent films, including House sequel The Devil’s Rejects (2005), the remake of Halloween (2007), and The Lords of Salem ( 2012).  Haig even reprised his role as Spaulding/Johnny Lee Johns for the upcoming film Three From Hell, which is due to be released on VOD in October.  Haig worked with the likes of Hollywood heavyweights from Lucille Ball to Robert Duvall, Pam Grier to Quentin Tarantino throughout his impressive career spanning six decades. read more

The Firefly Family Returns in ‘3 From Hell’ Set Photos

Right from his own Instagram, musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie is bringing the slain Firefly family back from the dead for 3 From Hell, currently in post-production. Zombie posted new production images of stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig and Jeff Daniel Phillips along with the slogan “Free the three!”.

A Three From Hell exclusive! First shot of an angry Otis addressing the media after a long day in court. Justice! Free The Three! #threefromhell #robzombie #billmoseley #sherimoonzombie #richardbrake #sidhaig #dannytrejo #emiliorivera #freethethree #houseof1000corpses #jeffdanielphillips #thedevilsrejects read more