Fantasm Media Releases Fantasm Presents #5: A Tribute To Sid Haig – The Final Interview Sessions
New issue includes full magazine-length interview with Haig and is now available for pre-order and is expected to ship on or around Halloween 2020.
With nearly 150 acting credits to his name, Sid Haig was, for many years, the go-to guy when television and film directors needed a “heavy.” He worked with some of the most well-known directors in Hollywood history, such as George Lucas on THX 1138, Jack Hill on Coffy and Quinten Tarantino on Jackie Brown. He later became a household name when Rob Zombie came calling and Haig starred in 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses as the wisecracking, foulmouthed clown with a gun, Captain Spaulding. Fantasm Presents #5: A Tribute To Sid Haig features a career spanning magazine-length interview with Sid Haig. His legacy in his words.
Back in 2017 Haig and Fantasm Media Publisher Brian Steward started working on an issue of Fantasm Presents all about Haig and his career. They logged many hours of phone interviews preparing for the magazine. The plan was to create a book that would cover all aspects of Haig’s career, to interview other actors and filmmakers that Haig had worked with and include articles about some of his films. The hours upon hours of interview sessions with Haig were to be edited down into a regular length interview and be the centerpiece of the book. Unfortunately, Haig passed away in September of 2019, before the project was completed. When he passed, the issue was shelved.
“I wasn’t sure if I’d ever release this issue. But after sitting on these interview sessions for over a year, it seemed the time was right to release them so that we honored Sid and his wishes. I didn’t want to rush something out to seemingly cash in on his passing. This project was really important to him. It had to be done right,” says Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Brian Steward. “This issue is unlike anything we’ve ever done. It contains all those hours of phone calls distilled down into one massive interview with Sid, honoring his legacy. Nothing was changed or edited. There are no articles or outside ads. This is his life and legacy in his own words.”
Fantasm Presents #5: A Tribute To Sid Haig – The Final Interview Sessions is available exclusively at Fantasm-Media.com. The next issue of Fantasm Presents will be released later this year and will focus on classic Italian genre cinema.
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