The Snatcher monster can be spotted three times during the opening news montage. It appears twice as a flash-frame, and once during a news report with character Cyndi Pinziki - look closely and in the background, between the trees, a red figure moves past.
Director Harrison Wall bought all three child actors, Jessica, Dominik and Jaymes, each a DVD copy of Stand by Me (1986) prior to the film shoot. They were all told to note the natural and relaxed style of acting and adopt it into their own performances. Without prompting, however, each actor returned after watching the DVD having found one character in the film that they identified with the most. As all three chose different characters, these became the foundations upon which "The Snatching" characters were based.