Trivia: Both this film and the original "Saw" were directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. In addition, both films share some other interesting peculiarities. Both were micro-budget films with a production budget of just over $1 million. Writer Whannell plays a major character in both films. Both were made without a guaranteed theatrical release but earned positive buzz in the festival circuit that got them major releases. And both were massive hits at the box office and despite being intended to be solo-films, both ended up becoming franchises.
Trivia: The main demon was actually played by the film's composer, Joseph Bishara. The child actors involved in the film found him incredibly frightening while in the full demon makeup and prosthetics. Director James Wan tried introducing the children to Bishara so they wouldn't be scared anymore, but even after meeting him and realizing he was a nice, quiet, friendly man... every time he would put the makeup on and start acting, they would become frightened and start crying.
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