* SimilarlyNamedWorks: There's also a 1946 crime drama film named ''Just Before Dawn'' directed by Creator/WilliamCastle.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Richard Kiel was considered for [[spoiler:the role of killer twins]].
** The original script had a heavy religious tone, and featured snake-handling in its climax.
* WorkingTitle: ''The Last Ritual''.