Miscellaneous facts about the film:
The budget was too low to rent the bowling alley during peak daytime hours, so the cast and crew had to wait till the bowling alley closed at 9pm and shoot all night till 9am.
Director David DeCoteau wanted to work with Linnea Quigley so much that he handed her the script and told her she could play any character she wanted. She eventually decided on Spider.
In Static-X’s song “I’m With Stupid”, Linnea Quigley’s line from the movie “Yeah, it was…very stupid.” is sampled.
This was the most popular feature shown on USA Up All Night with Rhonda Shear. The episode was co-hosted by star Linnea Quigley.
Shot in twelve days.
The script was written in 10 days with only one draft.
Producer Charles Band held a contest among the employees at Empire Pictures to come up with a new title for the movie, as he felt The Imp was no longer relevant. The title he chose was Bitchin’ Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, which the entire cast hated (except for Andras Jones, who loved it). Fortunately, the MPAA said they couldn’t use the word “Bitchin'” in a movie title and forced them to drop it.
The movie was released in the UK on VHS under its original title, The Imp.
Linnea Quigley suggested Hal Havins after having worked with him on Night of the Demons (1988).
Charles Band was so pleased with how David DeCoteau’s previous film, Creepozoids (1987), turned out that he offered him this film. He called him and said, “I have a movie that I need you to start working on yesterday.” He told him it was called “The Imp” and he already sold it based on the poster alone. Both the title and the poster were later changed.
The location for the sorority house was later used in two other Linnea Quigley movies: Murder Weapon (1989) and Linnea’s Quigley’s Horror Workout (1990).
John Stuart Wildman (Keith) was originally supposed to have a nude scene in the locker room, but then decided he couldn’t do it. David DeCoteau told him he would at least have to wear tighty whiteys, but then he showed up wearing boxers.
The janitor tells a story about a man named Dave McCabe. This was director David DeCoteau’s alternate name when he directed adult films.
The trophy, although appearing to be metallic, is actually made of balsa wood.
The sorority is Tri Delt (Delta Delta Delta) but the paddle is a Beta Theta Pi paddle. No explanation is given for this.
Andras Jones (Calvin) admitted to having a crush on Robin Stille (Babs) while filming.
Robin Stille wore the same wig in Vampire Knights (1988).
Michelle Bauer (Lisa) recalled that Linnea Quigley (Spider) was uncomfortable with her character’s frequent use of foul language and attempted (unsuccessfully) to leave out expletives during line readings.
The bowling alley wasn’t actually in the mall. It was an entirely separate location.
Hal Havins and Linnea Quigley also starred in Night of the Demons (1988)
Linnea Quigley told director David DeCoteau she knew how to ride a motorcycle. However he saw one of the crew members giving her motorcycle-riding lessons in the parking lot.