* 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]].
* DawsonCasting: Dave Franco plays a high school student despite being 26 and playing a medical student in the final season of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
* FakeAmerican: Anton Yelchin (born Russian, raised in America), Imogen Poots (English), Colin Farrell (Irish) and Toni Colette (Australian).
* FakeBrit: Scottish Creator/DavidTennant as the English Peter Vincent. See ActorAllusion.
* NotScreenedForCritics: In numerous countries there were no special screenings whatsoever. Given the fact film critics liked the film quite a lot after its release, it ended up as a mixed message for the audience.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: While the film still managed to be a moderate box-office success, there wasn't much faith in it between execs - limited releases [[DumpMonths in mid-August]], [[InvisibleAdvertising very small marketing campaign]], [[NotScreenedForCritics no screening for critics]] in many countries... Especially jarring since the film earned most of its revenue from foreign markets, where it was almost completely neglected.
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