Although this film was successfully prosecuted as a 'video nasty' in the UK in 1984, its initial DVD release passed uncut at the '15' certificate- due to the film's ultra-fake effects and the film's overall 'cheesiness' which greatly reduce the chance of it being offensive to anyone.
According to James Bryan, actor Gerry Klein, who plays the guy killed in the wheelchair, was once at a screening of the movie and couldn't quit laughing during his scenes. This annoyed a woman sitting in front of him. She turned and said to him 'that's not funny, what if that was YOU in that wheelchair?!'. The irony only made Klein laugh more.
The movies entire film stock was purchased for 400 dollars - quite a bargain. Before shooting director James Bryan got word that a film lab was going to recycle some old film shock that was going out of date and Bryan picked up the entire stock of unused footage, all of which this film was shot with.
In the scene where Craig tells Peter, Ingrid, and Joanie the ghost story around the camp fire there's no cut away shots of Craig at all in the scene. According to director James Bryan the footage of Craig telling the story was accidentally ruined so the scene had to be cut with footage of the other cast members and Craig's voice-over.