Hello to everyone who has been following this blog for many years - I'm still blogging, I'm just moving over to https://www.claireheffer.com/blog - please continue to follow and let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been kind enough to visit over the years. May the lists continue...

Sunday 29 October 2017


TRIVIA: The story was originally the concept for an abandoned The X-Files (1993) television script, which was partially inspired on the main plot of Sole Survivor (1983).

(at around 4 mins) The shot of Alex's bedside clock, which fades in from 1.00am to 180, took 5 days to get correct.

(at around 4 mins) In the opening scene, Devon Sawa (Alex) was supposed to pretend to be asleep. He actually fell asleep for four hours.

Much of the news footage shown is actual footage from the July 1996 explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 off East Moriches, Long Island, New York.

Kerr Smith and Seann William Scott took travel sickness pills (Dramamine) before each plane crash take and were half asleep and very weak during the shots - that's why they aren't shown close-up much.

Clear's cabin was also the cabin from Lake Placid (1999).

The original casting choices for Alex and Clear were Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Both of them would later start in Spider-Man 2 (2004) years later as Spider man and Mary Jane respectively.

The Chinese title translates as "The Death God Comes".

(at around 31 mins) The speech that Tod gives at the funeral is a quote from Marcel Proust.

(at around 3 mins) In Alex's room, you can see a poster for Edward Furlong's movie Pecker (1998) which also has Christina Ricci in it. Devon Sawa was in both Casper (1995) and Now and Then (1995) with Christina Ricci.

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