“What’s the matter kid, dontcha like clowns?”

Happy 72nd birthday to former blaxploitation henchman and current horror icon Sid Haig!  Best known today for his role as Captain Spaulding in the two good movies Rob Zombie made, Sig Haig has been making movies since 1960.  Outside of a brief self-imposed retirement in the 90’s which was ended by a cameo role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997), his career has gone largely interrupted.  He’s also appeared in a surprising number of iconic TV shows such as Batman, Star Trek, the Dukes of Hazzard, and the A-Team.

If you haven’t already ragequit over the impending price hike, do yourself a favor and add some Sid Haig movies to your Netflix queue.  Here are a few of the better ones, for your convenience:

Spider Baby  (Author’s Note: This doesn’t seem to be currently available on disc, but it shows up often for streaming.)

House of 1000 Corpses

The Devil’s Rejects

The Big Bird Cage  (What is wrong with you Netflix? Just buy this one if you can, it’s amazing.)


Black Mama, White Mama (If you didn’t do so over the price hike, feel free to cancel your Netflix account due to their omission of an entire genre.  You would be justified.)

I should also add that many of Sid Haig’s best movies also star Pam Grier, which is the best kind of bonus.


About Ryan Searles

I like watching movies, and then talking about those movies. Sometimes I write things about them, which you should read. Other interests include boxed wine, video games, the works of Harlan Ellison and HG Wells, and being a general curmudgeon.

Posted on July 14, 2011, in Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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