- Director John Cardos replaced Tobe Hooper during production.
- The television station is KFVI. The last part "FVI" refers to this film's production company, Film Ventures International. When Shelley is by the movie theater at the beginning of the film, we can see three movie posters, _Chi sei? (1974)_ (better known as Beyond the Door), Grizzly (1976) and _Power, The (1980)_ . These films were produced by Film Ventures International.
- "The Dark" was originally a zombie movie. After poor screenings, the studio tried to repackage it as science fiction by removing much of the zombie footage, freeze framing the monster during attacks, and adding laser beams emanating from it's eyes.
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