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Writer C. Robert Cargill got the idea for the script from a nightmare he had after watching The Ring (2002).
Ethan Hawke plays a writer, which he is in real life, having written two novels: "The Hottest State" (1996) and "Ash Wednesday" (2002).
In the scenes where a scorpion and snake are shown in the attic, these are two of Buguul's forms, as depicted in the ancient drawings given to Ellison by Professor Jonas in the movie.
The snake that is seen in the movie is a King snake. You can identify him as the non-poisonous snake by doing the rhyme, "Red on yellow, dangerous fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack."
Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill admitted that the name of Ethan Hawkes' character, Ellison Oswalt, was inspired by author Harlan Ellison and comedian Patton Oswalt.
The scenes showing the super-8 home videos were filmed on a real super-8 film camera to capture the grainy, nostalgic effect of old movies, according to C. Robert Cargill.
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The sheriff in the film is played by Fred Thompson, former Republican Senator from Tennessee. Thompson also has sought the GOP nomination for president.
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The character "Deputy So & So" was never given a real name in this movie. In the credits he is just listed as "Deputy".
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Ethan Hawke's character got his name (Ellison Oswalt) from writer Harlan Ellison and comedian/writer Patton Oswalt. Cargill keeps books by both men on his shelves.
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