The movie had a successful kickstarter campaign for additional visual effects.
Director Peter Ricq was quoted saying: "Even though there’s an overall dark element to horror films, you can’t deny the pure entertainment value of them. As a kid, my father showed me contemporary horror and Amblin Entertainment movies that I found myself gravitating towards because of their marriage of horror, comedy and suspense. With Dead Shack, I have the opportunity to take an 80’s kid horror flick and turn it into an R-rated movie just like my eight-year-old self always wished it’d be." (1/28/17)
The feature film directorial debut of Peter Ricq.
Described as "Goonies meets Evil Dead."