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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

HNN Staff Discuss What to Expect in 2019

The upcoming year is shaping up to be quite a significant one for horror fans, with numerous film and television projects scheduled to premiere across many different platforms.  From Pet Sematary to It: Chapter Two to yet another promising Jordan Peele production, there is reason for both optimism and skepticism within the genre.

Join HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean as they discuss and critique what to expect in 2019.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for the entire episode, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). 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