* ActorAllusion: Freddy's bones knock Neil into his supposed grave and starts shoveling dirth on him. This references Neil's actor Graig Wasson being buried alive in ''Body Double''.
* BannedInChina: The film was banned in Queensland, Australia for a while due to its drug references.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/LaurenceFishburne and [[Series/{{Medium}} Patricia Arquette]].
* ThrowItIn: Creator/RobertEnglund improvised quite a few of Freddy Krueger's one-liners, but the best-known example happened in ''Dream Warriors'', in a scene where Freddy emerged from a television set and killed a girl by smashing her head into it. The scripted line was "This is it, your big break in TV!" which Englund said on the first take. When the director went for an alternate angled shot however, Englund changed the line to "Welcome to Prime Time, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!" The different camera angle made it easy to edit the two lines together, and it became probably Freddy's defining one-liner. According to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], the line was originally "You're on TV now, girl!"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The original idea for the film was Freddy invading the real world and killing people responsible for the ''Elm Street'' films.
** Creator/RobertEnglund wrote an unused treatment for the film.
** The script had Sally Kellman in the scene which featured Zsa Zsa Gabor.