** The creepy weatherman who describes the stormy weather as perfect "for all you mad scientists out there" is venerable HorrorHost [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zacherle John Zacherle]] aka Zacherley the Cool Ghoul.
** Jeffrey's mother is played by [[Film/MysteryMen The Blue Raja's mother]]
* There's not really a trope for this, but the box for the VHS release talked. (Press a button on it and it said "Wanna date?" in very low fidelity.)