The story takes place around Halloween but the movie was shot in May & June, 2003. Pumpkins were out of season and the Art Department was only able to locate a few actual pumpkins. A majority of the Pumpkins seen in the movie are artificial.
The movie premiered on the ABC Family Channel, but had to be heavily edited before the broadcast in order to make it suitable for a television audience. The full version can be seen on the DVD release.