As a result, Haunted received no further promotional support and the album faded from the market place.
" then continued touring extensively as headliners and at festivals until 1999, when she stopped to begin pre-production on her second album for Atlantic.
Pollstar Magazine reported in 1998 that Poe had performed for approximately 600 shows in a two-year time period.
With a softening of the economy after the FCC approval, they began close review of all relationships with third party production houses, such as Modern Records The result was that Poe was dropped from Atlantic's roster of artists.
Poe's manager and Modern/FEI label head, Paul Fishkin, stated that "Poe was stunned to be let go as Atlantic had just picked up its option on her next three albums and had already printed promo CDs of her next single 'Wild' and sent them to radio." The article points out that it was a strange decision in light of the fact that, "according to Sound Scan, Haunted had sold 250,000 copies and the album's first single, 'Hey Pretty', had only come out two months prior." Spinner reflected ten years later on the business decision and its impact stating, "With a gold record under her belt, a critically-acclaimed second album, a new hit single, strong sales, and an arena tour opening for Depeche Mode, Poe was well-established as an important influence.
In a conversation between Jodie Foster's character, Meg Altman, and the agent selling the home containing the Panic Room, Sarah Altman (Meg's daughter, played by Kristen Stewart) asks "Ever read any Poe?