Remembering Sid Haig

A Farewell to Mr. Haig

Mr. Sid Haig has passed away the age of 80. In an Instagram post from Susan Olberg, Haig’s wife, she announced the passing of her husband; she shared her feelings and loss with his fans saying, “On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. [Sid] adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.”

The Man Who Truly Scared Me

Sid Haig - photo by Mark Berry Los Angeles via wikimedia commons
Sid Haig

photo by Mark Berry, Los Angeles

Many in the horror community are huge fans of Sid Haig and his iconic roles. To me, he will always be the man who first terrified me while I watched my first horror movie by Rob Zombie… The Devil’s Rejects. I’m not usually into horror films, but I had heard so many good things about the film and more specifically about Haig’s performance as Captain Spaulding. Took me two days to finish the film because Haig terrified me with his performance and I didn’t want to watch it at night.

I know many people, both fans and fellow horror professionals, have their favorite films that Haig had performed in and many of them showed their love on social media. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, tweeted:

Sound Off 

What’s your favorite Sid Haig role or performance? Let me know down in the comments below. 

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