* CreatorBacklash: Creator/WesCraven with ''The Hills Have Eyes Part II''. He's kinder to ''The Hills Have Eyes 2'' though (which he co-wrote with his son).
* DawsonCasting - Brenda, in both versions. Presumably in her late teens, she's played by the then-25 Creator/EmilieDeRavin (remake) and then-30 Susan Lanier (original).
* DolledUpInstallment - The film ''Mind Ripper'' (aka ''The Outpost'') is called ''The Hills Have Eyes 3'' in some areas.
** WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Mind Ripper'' did start life as an actual sequel, with the plot being that Pluto was the one being exploited by the army in the desert base which the film takes place in.
* HeyItsThatGuy - The remake features [[SilenceOfTheLambs Buffalo Bill]], [[{{Lost}} Claire]], and [[Film/X2XMenUnited Pyro]], to boot. And [[Film/TheUntouchables Frank Nitti]] as Papa Jupiter.
* MoneyDearBoy - Creator/WesCraven on the original's sequel: "I'm sorry for ''The Hills Have Eyes 2''. I was broke, and really needed the work. I would have made 'Godzilla Goes to Paris'."