When production wrapped in 2008, the owner of The George Washington Hotel in Pittsburgh decided to leave the main location in the film intact in case the crew needed to return for reshoots. Two years later when a small fire broke out at the hotel, emergency workers stumbled onto a blood-splattered room littered with alcohol bottles and a human scalp, and concluded that it was a grisly crime scene. An eight hour investigation followed before authorities were finally convinced that it was merely a movie set.
Star Tiffany Shepis was engaged to Corey Haim and brought him with her to the shoot. After arriving, Haim asked if there was a small part he could play, and there wasn't, so the director created a role for him on-the-spot.