For the cast, Fragasso had Alice Cooper, an American musician noted for his relation to horror and macabre imagery. Cooper spoke about the film in an interview with The Georgia Straight newspaper in 1986, stating that he wanted to do a cheap and sleazy film, stating "They told me it would never get released in the movie houses, and I said, 'Great. It should just be one of those movies you can rent at the video place. ' And they said that's what it would be, so I did it . . . I got a lot of money for it [laughs]. I think I was the biggest part of the budget. " He discussed the film again in 2009 that he took the film right after leaving rehab for his alcoholism to "see if [he] could work sober". Aured spoke positively about working with Cooper, stating that Cooper only gave them two demands: a supply of cold Coca-Cola and a VCR in his room so he could watch old Western films. Aured also stated that Cooper took weekends off from shooting to play golf. Actress Victoria Vera later recalled the film was "wretched and unpleasant, but I had a tremendous time together with Alice; he is a very fabulous and funny person. " Fragasso also remembered Cooper fondly, saying "I developed a good working relationship with Cooper . . . [he] has a passion for horror movies, and every night we would watch them together as if we were little boys!"