PG | | Horror, Thriller
The crawling steak was done by using a real steak which was laid over a slot cut between the tiles in the counter top. Two wires were fastened to the bottom of the steak and a special effects operator, hidden under the counter, simply moved the wires to make the steak crawl like a caterpillar. A similar operation was done when Diane presents to Steven the chairs that move across the room by themselves. A wire was fastened to one of the chair's legs under the set. An operator first wobbled the chair with the wire, then dragged the chair across to its destination.
Carol Anne Freeling:
Hello? What do you look like? Talk louder, I can't hear you! Hey, hello! Hello, I can't hear you! Five. Yes. Yes. I don't know. I don't know.
When Carol Anne is speaking to the TV, it is turned to channel 3 after the station goes off the air. Later when the investigators monitor the TV, it is shown to be on channel 12. Diane tells them that "we can hear better on this channel."
The initial end credits has the closing shot of the Holiday Inn as a backdrop.
For ABC's 1985 network television premiere, Marty's hallucination is altered so instead of him ripping his own face off, he sees his face rapidly deteriorate briefly.
$6,896,612 6 June 1982