* HeyItsThatGuy: Peter later goes on to be [[KenanAndKel Kenan Thompson's dad]].
* ThrowItIn: Many of Creator/TomSavini's brilliant makeup effects were improvised. And they look great.
** TraumaticCSection: During the making of the movie, a pregnant extra suggested her character should be shown having her baby ripped out by the zombies. Romero and SFX guru Tom Savini gave a resounding NoJustNoReaction.
** The film originally ended [[spoiler:with all the characters dying, with Peter and Francine both committing suicide - Peter by shooting himself in the head and Francine by getting her head sliced off by the helicopter propeller]].