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(1985)

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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.
References to other Stephen King works:
  • James Woods watches The Dead Zone (1983) and inquires, "Who writes this crap?"


  • The cat is chased by a St. Bernard, a reference to Cujo (1983).


  • The cat is almost run over by a red Plymouth Fury with a bumper sticker saying, "I am Christine," a reference to Christine (1983).


Amanda's mother is reading Stephen King's book "Pet Sematary" in bed.
In "The Ledge", Cressner flips through a magazine on the coffee table. That magazine is the July 1976 issue of "Penthouse", which featured the short story the segment was based on.
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.
Stephen King wrote this script with Drew Barrymore in mind because producer Dino De Laurentiis was impressed by her performance in Firestarter (1984).
Cressner promises Robert Hays's character that if he wins their bet he'll get, "the girl, the gold watch, and everything," a reference to The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980), which starred Hays.
The first Stephen King film to receive a PG-13 rating.
During the showdown in Amanda's room, there is a Muppet Babies balloon. Frank Welker, who did voice work in this movie, voiced Kermit, Skeeter, Beaker, and other roles in Muppet Babies.
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The Police song "Every Breath You Take" is heard in a few places. Since the original version was too expensive for this low-budget production, a cover version was used.
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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).
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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.
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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.

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