Monday, July 23, 2012

Sid Haig

If Hollywood had a clue, Sid Haig would have not only been a James Bond villain, but also the nemesis to several of the super heroes in the countless remakes and sequels of the comic book stars that constantly pollute the movie houses.

Fortunately, there are directors like Jack Hill, Quinton Tarantino and Rob Zombie who had the good cinematic sense to utilize the talents of Sid Haig to benefit their own films.


Primarily cast as a bad guy, Sid Haig is a veteran of countless television shows and movies. His best work is with the three directors mentioned above where he is unforgettable in such low budget classics like Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, House of 1000 Corpses  and The Devils Rejects.

Sid Haig is a living legend among fans of cult cinema, but most mainstream movie goers are not familiar with his work. This is really a shame for his talent and experience should have earned him the chance in an A-list movie. Until then he'll just have to settle for Not Very Famous...but should be.

2 comments:

  1. Sid Haig is terrific. Evilly terrific. In the old days he would have been working all the time and probably not just in B-movies.

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  2. Yvette, I never figured you to be a Sig Haig fan, but am glad that you are.

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