Well then! It looks as if the rest of the world is finally catching on to what we already knew — Sid Haig deserves to be honored for his amazing career in the industry. He’s done it all, worked with them all, and the devil is finally getting his due!
From the Press Release
“We are honoured to announce that Sid Haig will be accepting the Maria Honorifica award at the 43rd annual Sitges International Film Festival in Sitges, Spain.
Established in 1967, the Sitges International Film Festival is the #1 Film Festival for the “Fantastic” genre – which includes horror, sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers – and counts more than 100,000 visitors each year. The festival screens approximately 200 films over 10 days and is regularly attended by such top-shelf talent as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam, Quentin Tarantino, David Cronenberg, Malcolm McDowell and Takashi Miike.
Sid will be accepting the Maria Honorifica, which honours those with an outstanding career in the Fantastic genre, on Monday, October 11th, in an already sold-out midnight show being attended by a crowd of 1,400 and televised across Europe.
Sid is ecstatic to be receiving this coveted award, saying, “After receiving the Eyegore Award for Lifetime Achievement, I was flattered and amazed. Now to be further honored by being awarded the Maria Honorifica by The Sitges Film Festival has just got my head reeling. I have to keep reminding myself to keep my feet on the ground!”
The Maria Honorifica itself is a figure of the legendary robot from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Maria, and has previously been awarded to such greats as Roger Corman, Caroline Munro, Larry Fessenden and Linda Harrison.”
Congratulations, brother! We can’t think of many others who deserve it more!
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