Days to Shock Stock: 4
This weekend, SHOCK STOCK is going to rock London, ON with the creme de le corpse of horror and exploitation celebrities. Headlining the con is none other than Captain Spaulding himself: SID HAIG.
Every year, SHOCK STOCK delivers a gaggle of down-to-earth horror guests enthusiastic about meeting their adoring fans. At what other conventions can you hang by a table and catch a 10 minute conversation with your favorite exploitation icon or horror hero and then share a drink with them at an after-party? Despite his horror pedigree and iconic killer-clown makeup, Sid Haig is famous for being one of the nicest con guests on the circuit.
Known to most horror fans as the sleazy clown and sideshow operator Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Sid Haig began his early career in Westerns and with spots on late 60s TV such as Batman and Star Trek. Despite a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role in Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman's 1966 horror film Blood Bath, Haig is now very well known for early his role in Jack Hill's Spider Baby in which he plays one of the demented members of the murderous Merrye family. Whether it be his extensive TV career or his roles in features, Sid Haig has appeared in almost all genres. He had roles in a number of 70s blaxploitation films like Coffy, Foxy Brown, Black Mama, White Mama, and Savage Sisters before taking a detour through sci-fi with Galaxy of Terror (1981) and The Aftermath (1982). He was of course catapulted into modern genre fame with roles in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and, more importantly, as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses.
Sid Haig has since appeared in a number of horror and genre films including The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Mimesis, Creature, and Hatchet III.
The word around town is that Sid Haig is one hell of a nice guy. But if you ask nice, we're sure he'll let you on The Murder Ride for some shits and giggles. If you dare......