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(2016)

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None of the butterflies that appear early in the film have antennae. After a classmate draws antennae on Cody's picture of a butterfly, however, all of the butterflies and moths in the film have antennae, a small detail that shows how Cody's dreams are not only childlike, but easily influenced by others.
This movie was originally titled "Somnia," which would have made it the third film by Mike Flanagan featuring a single Latin word for a title after, Absentia (2011) and Oculus (2013).
This movie was slated for wide release on September 25, 2015 until Relativity Media (the film's domestic distributor) filed for bankruptcy, leaving the fate of the film unknown. The film was later acquired by Netflix.
Director Mike Flanagan had repeatedly objected to the film being marketed as a "horror movie," and instead referred to it as a "fable" or a "supernatural drama."
One of three movies directed by Mike Flanagan to be released in 2016, the others being Hush (2016) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016).
The girl that sits next to Cody in class, who draws the antennae on the butterfly, also starred in another horror film, the Conjuring film, as the youngest child in the Perron family.
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Both Annabeth Gish and Jay Karnes appeared in Sons of Anarchy (2008) as members of law enforcement, Karnes in season 1 as a member of the ATF (acronym for The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and Gish in season 7 as chief of police.
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Thomas Jane is famous for his role as Frank Castle in the 2004 movie adaptation of the Marvel comic The Punisher (2004). In 2008, Dash Mihok played Martin Soap in the Punisher reboot, Punisher: War Zone (2008).
Filmed in same location, Fairhope, Alabama, as Mike Flanagan's horror film "Oculus" (2013).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The villian the 'Cancker man', is revealed to be Cody's childlike and nightmarish vision of his mother when she became sick with cancer, hence the name cancker, and why it looks sunken and gaunt.
There is a 14 year age difference between Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth who play husband and wife in this film.
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