Director of the 1999 horror remake of House on Haunted Hill. His other films include FeardotCom and Scared to Death.
During his youth, he was a member of The Plagues, a Beatles-like band.
He was recognized as the world's foremost collector of Forbidden Planet memorabilia.
He was raised in Lansing, Michigan.
He cast actress Famke Janssen in House on Haunted Hill.