Development Hell: Oh, boy. For starters, the sound technician accidentally pressed Play instead of Record at one point, forcing Hall, Sr. to re-dub and foley a bunch of scenes himself. This led to him doing all of Eegah's lines in the film.
Ray Dennis Steckler, as described in the main article.
Arch Hall Jr., who also starred in The Sadist as the villain.
Incestuous Casting: Writer/director Arch Hall Sr. cast himself as the father of his son's love interest. He used two pseudonyms to cover this - his director credit is "Nicholas Merriweather" and his acting credit as Arthur Miller is "William Watters."
Jr. uses the "Nicholas Merriweather" pseudonym for his novels.
Old Shame: Averted. Arch Hall, Sr. loved talking about the troubled production and the difficulties he encountered. Hall, Jr. admits he was never meant to be an actor, but did become not only a successful pilot but an author of a thriller, Aspara Jet, with the protagonist being an airline pilot - and the book was very well received.
Parody Retcon: The film would tour Southern California, with the main cast dressed in costume as their characters (including Kiel), coming out on stage to intro the film - the crowd would hoot and holler, and even talk back to the characters on the screen. Sound familiar?
Real-Life Relative: Hall, Sr. and Hall, Jr., of course. Marilyn Manning was Hall Sr.'s secretary at the time.