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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

Danny Trejo Rescues Special Needs Child from Overturned Vehicle

On screen, Danny Trejo has taken on corrupt politicians and drug lords in Machete, dabbled in vampirism in From Dusk Till Dawn, and successfully captured the Firefly family in The Devil’s Rejects. His charismatic attitude and his ability to accomplish anything on screen has been a trademark of his 385 acting credits since 1983. Trejo showed the world yesterday that he’s just as big of a legend in real life when he saved a special needs child from an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles. read more

Rob Zombie’s ‘Three From Hell’ to be Released in September as Special Fathom Event

Similar to Rob Zombie’s last film, 31, the upcoming sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, 3 from Hell, will be released as a special Fathom Event’s presentation from September 16-18, 2019.

According to the Rob Zombie’s official website, 3 From Hell will screen over the entire weekend and each night will include”… some delicious bonus footage.”  On September 16th, fans will receive “…a special introduction video from the director himself, Rob Zombie, and the first 50 attendees at each movie theater will receive an exclusive poster.” On the following night on September 17th, “…fans will be able to watch an almost 30 minute making of the film featurette.” read more

Danny Trejo Joins the Cast of Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’

Rondo rides again.  According to horror fiend Rob Zombie, by way of his Instagram account, veteran bad-ass Danny Trejo will reprise his role from The Devil’s Rejects for Zombie’s new film, 3 From Hell.  Trejo joins an impressive list of actors already announced for the project, with new additions being announced by social media posts seemingly ever other day. Mr. Zombie’s post can be seen below.

Hell, currently shooting principal photography, will once again follow the infamous (and apparently bullet-dodging) Firefly Family as they terrorize and victimize innocent and unfortunate citizens.  These folks, Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding, were last seen crumpled over in a bloody heap through the windshield of a still-moving convertible under a hail of sheriffs’ bullets but appear to have survived.  Since no other details have yet been provided by either Zombie or distributor Lionsgate, we’ve been left to assume that the three killers (Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley and Sid Haig will once again star) return from the dead to seek revenge.  Trejo’s addition would then make sense, as Rondo was one of the hired guns that tracked down the trio for vigilante Sheriff Wydell in an act of retribution.  Could DDP be far behind, as his character Billy Ray Snapper was Rondo’s partner.  One can only hope… read more

Horror Legend Dee Wallace Joins the Cast of ‘3 From Hell’

Horror legend Dee Wallace announced today via Twitter that she just wrapped shooting on Rob Zombie’s latest film, 3 From Hell. Zombie also made the reveal via his Instagram.

As we reported just last week, Rob Zombie announced that 3 From Hell has begun filming. Since the initial announcement, which did not include Sid Haig’s name, who portrayed the terrifying, yet somehow lovable clown Captain Spaulding, Haig has since been confirmed by the director. With Haig on board, the trio from The Devil’s Rejects has official reunited. Just recently veteran actor Austin Stoker was confirmed by Zombie. read more