* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/DavidTennant uses the same accent he used during his tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho'' (he's actually Scottish). He even draws out his "Well...", which was one of Ten's {{catch phrase}}s. Peter also holds the stake like Ten does the sonic. There's even a very Ten-like line in the end.
--> "Don't do anything I wouldn't do. (hardly a {{beat}}) [[DistractingDisambiguation That doesn't really narrow it down. That's like minigolf, and sushi.]]"
** This isn't the first time Imogen Poots has been attacked by the undead, but last time it was [[Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater zombies]].
** Christopher Mintz-Plasse is seen [[RoleModels LARPing]].
* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite being on the poster, no axes are used at all during the film
** [[Series/DoctorWho Well...]] there is one, but it's not a fire axe.
** Also no vampires in the film have red eyes, as the poster believes it to you.
* DawsonCasting: Dave Franco plays a high school student despite being 26 and playing a medical student in the final season of {{Scrubs}}.
* FakeAmerican: Anton Yelchin (born Russian, rased in America), Imogen Poots (English), Colin Farrell (Irish), and Toni Colette (Australian).
* FakeBrit: Scottish Creator/DavidTennant as the English Peter Vincent. See ActorAllusion.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[ModernFamily Haley's boyfriend]] and [[{{Scrubs}} Cole]] are Charley's new friends. The movie is also about [[Film.StarTrek Chekov]] teaming up with [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] to fight [[Film/{{Daredevil}} Bullseye]] and his henchman [[Film/KickAss Red Mist/The Motherfucker]].
** Hey! [[Film/FrightNight2011 Jerry]] killed [[Film/FrightNight Jerry]]!
** The mother's son once could [[Film/TheSixthSense see dead people]].
* RemakeCameo: Chris Sarandon appears as an ill-fated motorist.
* ShoutOut: The cardboard cut out that Ed beats up is [[StarCraft Jim Raynor]].
** Ed's desktop background is a picture of [[LeagueOfLegends Fiddlesticks]]
** Peter tells Charley and Amy that he doesn't want to join their [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scooby Gang]]
** Charley's mom comments the house (which has numerous crosses and garlic hung from windows) looks like something out of ''Series/DarkShadows''.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: In the remake trailer, Peter Vincent is seen for barely a second, with most of the trailer focusing on Charley and Jerry.
* TakeThat: Some of the marketing, and the movie itself, takes a few digs at the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series.
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