On Saturday, August 10th, at the HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST, actor SID HAIG became the 3rd annual recipient of the event’s prestigious Price Award – created to honor the iconic legacy of Vincent Price by celebrating an equally iconic genre icon.
The jet black Raven was bestowed onto Haig by VICTORIA PRICE herself, Price’s daughter. She delivered a touching speech explaining how Haig, like her famous father, embodied “the onscreen bad guy you secretly root for!”
The crowd at this invitation-only fundraising evening for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM, featured many of Haig’s costars from other projects, including Bill Mosely and Robert Mukes, Dee Wallace and Ken Foree, as well as HATCHET’S Adam Green, previous PRICE AWARD recipient Joe Dante, plus Belinda Balaski, Robert Rhine, the directors of THE AFTERMATH and HANUKKAH and many more.
A visibly moved Haig surprised everyone, as he held his Price Award and recounted a previously untold of meeting with Vincent Price.
“I was casually dating a girl (who went unnamed) who invited me to the set of her movie, TALES OF TERROR. Once there, I met Vincent Price and spent the day with him and forgot all about her! I just loved him!
“We talked about everything. He was a gourmet cook and I wasn’t, but at least nobody died from my cookin’,” Haig joked.
Phaedra and Tate, the actor’s children, were in attendance.
“Growing up, whenever Dad was on TV, my brother would always say, ‘what does Dad die in tonight?’, because he ALWAYS got killed!
“This Price award is so sweet, because it shows how much people love Dad.It’s still weird to see Dad on a t shirt, toy or tattoo, because to us, he’s Dad!”
The HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST was held August 9th and 10th at the Mayflower Club in N. Hollywood.