* 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 1/3 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. Its 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 its native Canada.