According to Gorezone Magazine, the film was intended for a direct to DVD release in October of 2009, however, after positive test screenings in the fall of 2008, it was decided to release the film theatrically.
Bruises are visible on both Paige and Mari's legs during the scenes in the hotel room. According to interviews, the bruises were a result of filming the scenes in the forest, which were filmed before the motel room scene. The makeup crew tried to cover up the bruises, but since the actors did their own stunts, the marks were too severe to be covered up by any makeup.
Star Tony Goldwyn was at first reluctant about appearing in the film because of its violent content. Goldwyn changed his mind, however, after viewing director Dennis Iliadis's earlier film Hardcore (2004).