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All the principal cast members helped design their own clothes. For example, Ashley Bell came up with the knee and elbow pads that Mary wears in the movie.
The cannibals were zombies in an earlier draft of the screenplay.
The whole film was shot in chronological order.
The lengthy sequence with Ashley Bell tied to a chair was shot over the course of two days.
Written as the middle part of a projected trilogy.
This is the first time that Dominic Monaghan has played an American.
The rain in the opening scene was real.
The film was shot completely using Red digital cameras. While highly adaptable, the camera does not operate terribly well in cold weather and would occasionally freeze up.
Cory Hardrict lost fifteen pounds for his role as Henson.
A cantaloupe was used as one of the severed heads on a pole.
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Writer Luke Passmore plays a member of the cannibal tribe.
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Michael Eklund cut his own hair for the film.
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Writer Luke Passmore suggested Shawn Ashmore for the part of Adam.
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Writer Luke Passmore based the characters of Rick and Adam on two of his real life best friends.
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The basement of the old farmhouse was built in a horse barn.
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Michael Eklund deliberately kept himself apart from the rest of the actors as he wanted to maintain a distance between their different characters.
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The film's original title was "House".
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An earlier draft of the script took place over the course of two days.
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The font used for the opening credits was the same font featured in the director's cut.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The fire engulfing the house at the end of the film is entirely CGI.
When Henson is about to die he says, "You never knocked me down." This is a nod to Raging Bull where Robert De Niro says the same thing at the end of his fight against Sugar Ray Robinson.
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