Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

The new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series looks back at the 1998 alien invasion movie The Faculty

We’re wrapping up the week with a new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series, and in this one we’re looking back at a film that will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the end of this year: The Faculty (watch it HERE)! To find out what went into the making of this alien invasion high school movie, check out the video embedded above.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson (working from a story by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel), The Faculty has the following synopsis: To the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they’ve been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah, football player Stan, drug dealer Zeke, and new girl Marybeth team up with some of their other classmates to fight back against the invaders.

The film stars Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Clea DuVall, Jordana Brewster, Shawn Hatosy, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Christopher McDonald, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick. Usher Raymond, Jon Stewart, and Daniel von Bargen.

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 The Faculty episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Jason Hewlett, Edited by Jaime Vasquez, 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!

What do you think of The Faculty? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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