Against the director's wishes, the studio cut out a prologue that explained the cat's motivations. They considered it "too silly". As a result, many viewers were confused by the connection between the three stories.
The Stephen King short story "Sometimes They Come Back" (1991) was originally planned to be adapted as a segment in this movie, but Dino De Laurentiis felt the story was strong enough to have its own movie.
The drawbridge scene in the movie is the Isabel Holmes Bridge located in Wilmington, North Carolina just off of Highway 421 North. The Isabel Holmes Bridge was also used in Stephen King's (1986) film, Maximum Overdrive (1986).
This was Drew Barrymore's second film based on King's writing. She had previously appeared in Firestarter (1984) in 1984. Both films are De Laurentiis productions and were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
The last part of the story is about an evil troll that steals children's breath. The song playing on the record player in the last story that the troll spins off of and is killed is "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.