The director was asked to write a Christian horror script that would start shooting in two weeks. The movie was supposed to be loosely related to the production company's film 666: The Child. The main character retains the name of the main character from that film. The script was written in 5 days. Pre-production (hiring crew, finding locations, casting, renting gear) was done in one week. The film was shot in 9 days. All post production (editing, sound mixing, and color correction) had to be finished in six weeks in order to meet the delivery deadline to Blockbuster (the main distribution outlet for the production company at that time). Two days before the film began shooting, the concept of making a "Christian horror film" was thrown out the window, because the company's Christian buyer wanted more family-friendly material. As a result of losing their intended Christian buyer, the Producers mandated that the sex and gore be intensified (nudity and blood were new requisites) so that the film could be sold to international distributors. The actress who was going to be cast as Sydonai was replaced because she did not want to perform a nude scene in the film.