* HeyItsThatGuy: Yaphet "[[Film/LiveAndLetDie Mr. Big]]" Kotto as Doc.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/PeterJackson was asked to write a script for what would have been the sixth film: His idea would have started out with a weakened Freddy Krueger who no one takes seriously anymore, to the point where teens made a game of deliberately going to the dream world to beat him up. Once Freddy does start gaining power again, the main plot is kicked off by a boy having to enter the dream world to rescue his father.
** John Doe is supposed to be Jacob from the previous film. When they could not secure the return of Lisa Wilcox (who played Alice), this was vagued up.