* Leon's armored police uniform doesn't look anything at all like that of any other member of the RPD, but it ''does'' resemble the SWAT outfit Peter's wearing in the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', 'cept with integrated body armor.
* Playing as Sherry is almost a direct copy of playing as little Grace in ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2''.
* The G-creature chestburster scenes come from Alien, Claire's surrogate mother role towards Sherry mirrors Aliens' Ripley and Newt's relationship, the Tyrants are zombie Terminators, and Ada is derived from Nikita.
* In the Underground Research Facility, Mr. X is taken out in a very similar fashion to the [[Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]], but unfortunately, with [[NotQuiteDead different results.]]
* Try yelling "Smile, you son of a bitch!" as you dispatch the giant croc in the [[YourHeadASplode recommended fashion]]. Just feels ''right'' somehow, [[Film/{{Jaws}} don't it]]?
* The ChestBurster in ''[=RE2=]'' is a reference to the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise.
* One shoutout from ''Resident Evil 1.5'' that didn't make it into the finished product was [[http://i3.minus.com/ibzZCphe25HIXo.jpg a hallway in the jailhouse]] clearly inspired by a scene from ''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'', lined with holding cells containing disturbingly long-armed zombies reaching out through the bars.