After posting a moving tribute to his friend, Rob Zombie has been sharing several behind the scenes images from Haig’s time on set during the 20 years that the director and actor worked together.
You can see them below, including with descriptions as to the occasion in each photo. We hope you enjoy the memories.
Speaking of memories, we would also like to invite fans to tell us their stories of meeting with Sid Haig, who was a regular on the convention scene along with Bill Moseley (Otis Driftwood). We know from social media posts there are many wonderful stories out there about Sid who adored meeting his fans. To leave a comment, press the leave a comment button under the main picture.
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. 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 made his scene very memorable.
I was a 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 [above] is from March 14, 2018. The last time all of us were together.
Rob Zombie’s diabolical trio returns when 3 From Hell arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand October 15 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by horror master Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), the “savagely ferocious” (Variety) film follows three of the director’s most vicious creations as they leave a trail of corpses in their wake.
Take home 3 From Hell and immerse yourself in its blood-soaked world with exclusive and extensive special features, including an audio commentary with director Rob Zombie and a 4-part “making of” featurette. Additionally, the 3 From Hell 4K and Blu-ray discs will feature the unrated cut, even more sadistic and terrifying than the theatrical version of the film. The 3 From Hell 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.99, $24.99, and $19.98, respectively.
4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Rob Zombie
“To Hell and Back: The Making of 3 From Hell” Featurette (4-Part Documentary Available on 4K and Blu-ray Only; Part 1 Available on DVD)
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Bill Moseley is a film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2003), REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA (2008) and as Otis Driftwood in THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005). His first big role was in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986) as Chop Top. On the HBO TV series Carnivàle (2003), Moseley had a recurring role as camp cook Possum. He’s also released records with guitarist Buckethead in the bandCornbugs, as well as featuring on the guitarist’s solo work.
Bill Moseley took the time to talk to We Are Movie Geeks about his newest film 3 FROM HELL, director Rob Zombie’s long-awaited sequel to THE DEVIL’S REJECTS.