Back in June, brought word that there would soon be a direct-to-video sequel inspired by the remake of House on Haunted Hill, and so I shared the news here. Now comes word (from the same source) that not only has the flick wrapped production, but also that we've now got a big fat cast list to pick through. So let's see who's on board (I'm betting Rutger Hauer is somehow involved).

Lining of for a Return to House on Haunted Hill* will be horror veterans Cerina Vincent, Erik Palladino, Jeffrey Combs and a few other semi-familiar faces, most of whom will no doubt be devoured by evil spirits. Fans of the original House (and by original I mean remake) will remember that its strangely eclectic cast included the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen and ... Chris Kattan -- as the obnoxious one, if you can believe it.

The video sequel comes from first-time director Victor Garcia and equally first-time screenwriter William Massa; it also marks Dark Castle's first foray into the DTV market, but considering the outfit's body of work (13 Ghosts, Ghost Ship, Gothika, House of Wax), I'm guessing it's not all that steep of a leap. No word yet on when Return to House on Haunted Hill will be released, although I'm sure it'll be a "long wait" title at Netflix for at least a week.

( * The title is already a filthy lie; if none of these characters were even in the first movie, how could they be making a return to the haunted house?)

Alas, no Rutger Hauer.
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