Sid Haig didn’t get to play heroes all that often. He spent decades bedevilling some of this blog’s favorite kid-friendly action-adventurers – Batman, Buck Rogers, Jason of Star Command, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl – while another audience knew him from all the grindhouse thrillers and B-movies from the period. Later in life, he enjoyed a career resurrection when directors who loved his earlier work, like Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie, got the chance to hire him, introducing him to a whole new crowd. Most of these movies don’t appeal to me very much, but Haig was a great, great villain no matter how little or how much gore was in the picture. Our condolences to his friends and family.