Read Rob Zombie’s Memorial to Sid Haig
Rob Zombie has posted a statement honoring Sid Haig, the star of his films House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 from Hell. Haig, age 80, passed away over the weekend.
Zombie shared the above photo, taken in 2018 — “The last time all of us were together” — as well as the following thoughts:
“Last night I received a phone call I was dreading from Bill Moseley. He told me that our friend Sid Haig had died. It was shocking but unfortunately not unexpected. I’ve know for a long time how sick Sid was and what he was battling. Over the past year as I saw pictures of him still attending conventions I thought perhaps he had beat it, but last week when he returned to the hospital I feared the worst.
“Sid and I had a long talk on the day that he told me of his condition and he knew ‘3 From Hell’ would most likely be his last appearance on screen. Sadly it was. [Haig had actually completed one more role before his death. -Ed.] I knew it was very important to Sid that Captain Spaulding make one more round and he did. Sid’s time the film is brief. He was in rough shape that day, but he gave it his all and made his scene very memorable.
“I was fan of his as a kid watching ‘Jason of Star Command’ all the way through our twenty years of working together. I can still clearly remember the first time we met. It was at the Edith Head Costume building at Universal. Sid came out of the dressing room wearing a clown suit which was a few sizes too small. We said hello then we both started laughing at how ridiculous he looked in his ill-fitting suit. We would find him a much better suit.
“As we were making ‘House Of 1000 Corpses’ neither of us knew he was creating a character that would live on and grow in popularity every year. Sid told me many times how thankful he was for the Captain and how that character changed his life. He had completely given up on acting and now suddenly had found a whole new audience at the age of 60. I know he was thrilled and blown away by that fact.
“The Captain is gone… but he will never be forgotten.
“Rest in Peace Sid
“This photo is from March 14, 2018. The last time all of us were together.”
Zombie will be one of the headliners on the second day of the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. Other bands on the bill include Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Marilyn Manson, and Lamb of God. Buy tickets here.
3 from Hell will play in theaters one last time, on October 14, before hitting home video on October 15. Get tickets to the screening here.