Sid Haig’s playlist

SidHaigSid Haig has been haunting the dreams of this generation since he painted his face to play Captain Spaulding, the psychotic clown in Rob Zombie’s 2003 nightmarish masterpiece House of 1000 Corpses and its sequel The Devil’s Rejects.

“People who’ve seen the movies still come up to me and say, ‘You son of a bitch, I haven’t been able to sleep in weeks,’” Sid laughs.

To most, Sid is a modern monster, but to others, he is a motion picture veteran.

Active in the biz before Rob Zombie was even born, Sid has taken on over 100 roles since his start in 1960 and has worked with Hollywood’s greats including George Lucas, and Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino.

In 1992 Sid’s lengthy career came to a halt when he walked away from the industry, dead on his feet tired from being typecast as a gun waving villain.

“If they couldn’t figure out that I could do more than that, then it was time for me to move on,” he says.

Five years into retirement, Sid was lured out of his hiatus when Quentin Tarantino approached him with the script for his Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated crime drama Jackie Brown.

“You know, when Quentin writes a role for you and wants you to play it, you do it,” Sid says.

So at Tarantino’s request, Sid was back in the game, but it was his part in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses that really jump started his dormant career.

“That was a pleasant surprise and I had an amazing amount of fun with Captain Spaulding,” Sid says. “That role led to much more work, different kinds.”

Sid has tried his hand at over 30 roles since he put on that clown face, and at the age of 78, he isn’t slowing down.

“I’m just gonna to keep on working because I don’t see myself retiring again,” he says.

Sid made of playlist of artists that never get old.


Every Day I Have the Blues – B.B. King

“I’m a big blues freak.”


Mamblues – Cal Tjader

“I’ve been a Cal fan for a really long time.”


Big Black Cadillac Blues – Lightnin’ Hopkins with Sony Terry, Brownie McGhee and Big Joe Williams

“There’s this record called Down South Summit Meeting by Lightnin’ Hopkins with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Big Joe Williams. Wow. Amazing album.”


(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters

“Muddy Waters. Very hot.”


Dragula – Rob Zombie

“Rob Zombie is the tightest act in heavy metal.”


Oye Como Va – Tito Puente

“I’m really hot for Latin jazz.”

Watch for Sid in upcoming horror movie Death House out Friday, January 26 2018. Visit Sid’s official site for news, upcoming projects and convention appearances.

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