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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

‘3 from Hell’: The Horror News Network Review

After a 15 year hiatus, Rob Zombie’s Firefly family returns to the silver screen for a limited Fatham Events theatrical engagement. While House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects were created on $7 million budgets, 3 from Hell was made on a budget of just $3 million. Smaller budgets often mean more opportunities for filmmakers to be creative without the studio scrutiny and expectations that come with a higher price tag, and there’s usually more leeway when it comes to studio tolerance for the kinds of shocking and graphic content Zombie’s films are usually known for. But- while Zombie’s twisted vision for the franchise is clearly never compromised in this film- the limitations of the budget appear to prevent 3 from Hell from reaching the high watermark Zombie set with The Devil’s Rejects read more

Rob Zombie Confirms ‘Devil’s Rejects’ Follow-Up

Rumors have been swirling for months about the possibility of Rob Zombie secretly working on a third film featuring that wacky Firefly family that he introduced the world to with 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses and then the 2005 sequel The Devil’s Rejects. Well, Mr. Zombie announced to the world today via his Instagram account that filming has begun on 3 From Hell (or Three from Hell).

While there is no word on casting yet, not even an IMDB page for the film, we can see by the hashtags that, at the very least, Rob’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie (Baby Firefly) and Bill Moseley (Otis) are returning for the action; no word yet on whether fan-favorite Sid Haig (Captain Spaulding) also survived that hail of bullets at the end of Devil’s Rejects (spoiler alert). read more

CT HorrorFest Movie Night and Q&A With Sid Haig A Hit With Fans

On Friday night, September 15th, Connecticut HorrorFest 2017 officially kicked off with a movie night in Danbury, CT.  A packed house at the historic Palace Theatre were treated to a special screening of Rob Zombie’s 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses with none other than Captain Spaulding himself, the legendary Sid Haig, in attendance.  Afterwards, a Q&A with Mr. Haig hosted by HNN’s Rob Caprilozzi had the audience clamoring for more of the iconic horror actor (which they would receive the next day at the HorrorFest convention.) read more