Sid Haig Talks House of the Dead 2
Fango caught up with fan favorite/DEVIL?S REJECTS star Sid Haig, who gave them some details on another upcoming sequel he appears in: HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2: DEAD AIM. ?I play a professor who makes a very botched attempt at re-animating people and basically winds up in the soup,? laughs the easygoing genre icon. ?I am a bad guy in the movie, who just goes out to find dead bodies?and if there are any lying around, he just helps himself.?
Haig agrees with those who found the original, Uwe Boll-directed HOUSE something less than a transcendant cinematic experience. ?I?ll tell you the truth?I couldn?t watch it all,? he says. ?But from what I can see?and I only worked three days on the sequel?it is a much better film, with lots of action, excellent makeup; it?s pretty scary.? Thankfully, any fans expecting a rehash of the much-maligned original are advised by Haig that the Mike Hurst-directed HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 (which may go theatrical, according to one source) could not be further removed from its predecessor. ?Yes, it is a lot different from the first,? Haig reveals. ?And, just like how THE DEVIL?S REJECTS originally started out as HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES 2, but immediately dropped the HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES part, I have a feeling the same thing might happen to HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2. They might just go with the DEAD AIM part.?
Speaking of DEVIL?S REJECTS, that film has been slated to play the Cinevegas film festival in Las Vegas on Friday, June 17 at 10 p.m.?one night before the fest?s world premiere of George A. Romero?s LAND OF THE DEAD. In further exciting news, Haig mentions that he does not rule out a return to working with legendary director Jack Hill, who guided the actor in such B-movie classics as SPIDER BABY and FOXY BROWN. Hill is currently seeking to make a comeback with a fantasy-based project entitled THE LAST STATION. ?Jack sent me the script,? the actor reveals, ?and like all of Jack?s films, it is great. Hopefully we can work it out, because I?d love to do it. I haven?t worked made a movie with Jack for a long time; the last film we did together was COFFY.? Haig and his fellow REJECTS and HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 teams will be at the FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors convention, June 4-5 in Burbank. See www.creationent.com for more info.
Courtesy of Fangoria