Red West

  1. Sid Haig, House of 1000 Corpses, 2002.       West (Elvis Presley’s close friend, bodyguard and chauffeur) and Jon Polito lost Captain Spaulding to Haig in director Rob Zombie’s horror debut.
  2. Sid Haig, The Devil’s Rejects, 2004.       What we have here, as Chicago critic Roger Ebert summarised, is “a gaudy vomitorium of a movie, about a depraved family of mass murderers who name themselves after Groucho Marx characters…” Otis B. Driftwood, Rufus T. Firefly, Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush. And the veteran Sid elbowed West and Jon Polito out of the picture to become (drum roll!) Captain Spaulding. For insight into their pathology, the local sheriff is helped by (drum roll!) a film critic!

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2