The lead ghost, Blake, was played by makeup specialist Rob Bottin
. When Bottin asked for the job, John Carpenter
asked him to "stand up". Bottin then expected Carpenter to say, "...and get out!" When Carpenter saw that Bottin was a very large man at 6' 5, which was needed for the character Blake, he was hired. See more
When Stevie brings the piece of the ship The Elizabeth Dane to work, it begins to leak water toward her cassette recorder and the recorded voice slows down. But the recording begins to slow down before the water even touches the machine. See more
11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. One hundred years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them. Then, they saw a light. By God, it was a fire burning on the shore, strong enough to penetrate the swirling ...