* 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.
* ColbertBump: The film was always regarded as a CultClassic, but it did get a minor boost in popularity after being featured on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
-->'''Camper:''' Oh my God! [[spoiler:Angela's the killer and she was really a boy!]]\\
'''Robert Hiltzik:''' Oh my God! Somebody remembered this movie and wrote a comedy sketch about it!
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** [[{{Series/ThirtyRock}} Jane Krakowski]] 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]].
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