* BasedOnADream: The general premise, along with "Family Hanging Out '11", was based on C. Robert Cargill's nightmare he had after watching Gore Verbinski's version of ''Film/TheRing''.
* BillingDisplacement: Fred Dalton Thompson is billed third, despite only appearing in two scenes.
* FranchiseKiller: Jason Blum recently confirmed that the disappointing reception of ''Sinister 2'' killed any plans that Blumhouse had for a third film.
* ThrowItIn: Ethan Hawke didn't watch the Super 8 reels prior to shooting. His reactions in the final cut were real.