One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
1) In the final scene where a few seconds of the original taped-over footage of Rob & Beth in the Coney Island Ferris Wheel is shown, the camera, looking out to sea, appears to inadvertently catch the dysfunctional satellite that plummeted to Earth and woke the monster sleeping in the sea for thousands of years.
2) The scene in the subway tunnel was drastically shorter in the original script, and the parasitic mini-monsters weren’t in it at all, but during filming the cast was attacked in the tunnels by an army of homeless little people who claimed the tunnels as their kingdom and defended it to the death against intruders. Everything about that scene was 100% real, including the actors getting bitten. Being that the homeless dwarf teeth were caked with filth poison, actress Lizzy Caplan actually did have an extremely negative reaction to the bites, and started bleeding from her eyes. Fortunately, she exploded before she could whine too loudly about it. All of this was also captured on camcorder and included in the final cut of the film. However, every attempt at getting releases signed by the dwarves was met with agonizing death, so the decision was made to paste CG creatures over their bodies. The nightmarish sounds they make, however, were kept intact. To maintain the secrecy of the film, the other three actors were rounded up, set on fire, and let loose in the tunnels in the general direction of the dwarves’ kingdom as a peace offering, just as Hud predicted.