* AbilityOverAppearance: Judy was intended to be a blonde, to contrast against Angela's brown hair. But Karen Fields played the AlphaBitch so well that the character became brunette.
* CreatorBacklash: The director later said he regretted having [[spoiler: Angela kill the kids who threw sand on her]]. He wanted every victim in the movie to be an AssholeVictim and later decided that this was a bit DisproportionateRetribution.
* DawsonCasting: Mostly averted with the cast.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Ty from ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'' is Mel.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: JaneKrakowski almost played Judy, but had problems with [[CruelAndUnusualDeath the way she would die.]]
** [[spoiler: Ricky originally died when Mel beat him at the end.]] Only during shooting did Robert Hiltzik decide to film [[spoiler: Ricky showing signs of survival.]]
** Felissa Rose was originally going to do the end scene [[spoiler: wearing a prosthetic penis]]. They eventually decided to achieve the shot with [[spoiler: a boy wearing a cast of Rose's face]].