* BoxOfficeBomb: Earned only $2,683,519 on a $2 million budget, but was a success on home video. However, this only ensured the next two sequels would go direct-to-video.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Producer Peter Simpson was unhappy with the original cut, feeling it wasn't scary enough, and ordered ''half'' of the movie to be reshot under the direction of screenwriter Ron Oliver, who (at that time) had never directed a movie before.
** Also the distributor had the rights to the original ''Film/PromNight'', and chose to make this film an InNameOnly sequel to it at the last minute. It's original title was ''The Haunting of Hamilton High''.
* FollowTheLeader: The film leans towards supernatural slasher genre á la [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 Elm Street]].
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: According to screenwriter Ron Oliver, the film received much better critical and audience reception in the US than it's native Canada.