If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex. If an old man warns you not to go there... make fun of him. Quaint abandoned property... sold. You think you know the story. If the basement door swings open... go down there. If something is chasing you... split up.
Continuity In the scene where Dana is at the elevator main control station, the switches (for the individual elevators) on the control panel are inconsistently on/off between shots.
Continuity During in the "elevator" with Marty, Dana's bloodstains on the right side of her face completely disappear between shots.
Continuity In the scene where the rambler is at the gas pump, the football in Curts' hand disappears.
Continuity In the scene where the kids are swimming in the lake, a green towel appears and disappears on Marty's shoulders while he's standing on the dock.
Continuity In the scene where Marty is attacked he is stabbed in the back by Judah Buckner - hole and blood stains clearly shown. When he is in the elevator with Dana it is clear there is no cut on his back - the shirt is whole.
Continuity At the starting of the movie, Jules shows off her new blonde dye job. When they are leaving for the trip she has dark hair roots.
Maya Massar reportedly said that it took 8 hours to apply her makeup for the character of Mother Buckner for the first time. She noted that after the first application it still took between 4 and 6 hours to apply her makeup for each day of filming.
Earlier this film's release date was postponed because the studio wanted to convert it to 3D, despite objections from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. These plans were eventually scrapped, and the film was released only in 2D.
This movie won five 2012 Fright Meter Awards, including Best Horror Movie, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
The entry date in the book they read in the movie from is April 4th which is the same day that the George Orwell novel "1984" begins.
This movie is one of two films featuring Chris Hemsworth that had been filmed in 2009, but not released until 2012. The other being Red Dawn (2012).
When Jules kisses the wolf head on the wall, the wolf's tongue is covered in powdered sugar to give it a dusty look and to make the scene tolerable for the actress.
The thermal coffee mug/bong was a fully functional mug and the bong, as portrayed in the film, the prototype of this thermal mug, cost $5000 to make.
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