House on Haunted Hill (1999) – WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

The JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel is getting the week started with a new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series! The new episode digs into the making of the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill (watch it HERE) – so to learn all about it, check out the video embedded above!

Directed by William Malone from a screenplay by Dick Beebe, House on Haunted Hill is a remake of a 1959 classic that was directed by the legendary William Castle, working from a script by Robb White. The ’99 version has the following synopsis:

A millionaire with theatrical tendencies, Stephen Price invites a number of people to stay in a vast creepy building that used to be an insane asylum. Stephen, accompanied by his bitter wife, Evelyn, offers a million dollars to anyone who can stay the whole night without leaving out of fear. When Stephen and Evelyn become trapped with their guests, they quickly realize that the house really is haunted — and the spirits dwelling within are very angry.

The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Bridgette Wilson, Max Perlich, Jeffrey Combs, Lisa Loeb, and James Marsters.

This is what the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie series is all about:

Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened To This Horror Movie?

The House on Haunted Hill 1999 episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? was Written by Emilie Black, Edited by Jaime Vasquez, Narrated by Jason Hewlett, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of the show can be seen below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.