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Some of the more explicit gore in the first segment had to be toned down in order to secure an R rating from the MPAA.
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A sizable amount of the first segment was shot in director Jeffrey Delman's backyard.
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Director Jeffrey Delman makes a cameo appearance as a hanging corpse in the first segment.
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Melissa Leo had to wear a bulky orange sweater in order to cover up the fact that she had a cast on her arm that she had broken prior to the shooting of the third segment.
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"Red Riding Hood" was initially going to be the first segment.
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The song "Looney Tune" was recorded in a single take.
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The film's wraparound is loosely based on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
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Uncle Mike was named in tribute to Michael O'Donoghue.
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All the special effects were done in camera.
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Director Jeffrey Delman originally wanted to have the song "Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs play over the opening credits, but was unable to use said song because the clearance rights were too expensive.
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Scott Valentine's limp in the first segment was real; he had acquired said limp after he had been hit by a truck prior to the shooting of the segment.
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The first segment was initially intended as a full length feature film.
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Jeffrey Delman, Melissa Leo, and Kevin Hannon were all living together in the house that was used as Goldi Lox's home.
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The house used in the third segment burned down a few years later.
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Kevin Hannon shaved his head for his role as Papa Baer.
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The cops depicted in the third segment were actual NYPD police officers, using their own equipment (their service guns with blanks) and uniforms (minus the patches). All their roles were uncredited and they were not financially compensated due to production undermining and mishandling.
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The monster seen at the end of the wraparound segment was based on a drawing done by a little boy that director Jeffrey Delman knew.
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Star Mike Mesmer and director Jeffrey Delman were friends in real life.
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Co-star Cathryn DePrume and director Jeffrey Delman lent their voices as the commentators on the pageant that's on TV in the wraparound story.
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Director Jeffrey Delman originally wanted the songs "Surfin' Bird" and "Walkin' on the Rain" for use in the film's third story, but the rights to the songs were too expensive.
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