- At the end, all Wichita needed was a red jacket to match her Zoey ponytail.
- Tallahassee's "farewell" to Columbus is "That'll do, pig", from Babe. Columbus even calls him out on it.
- Also, Tallahassee makes a few references to Deliverance during the supermarket scene, the banjo being one aaaand...
"You got a purty mouth!"
- A subtle one from World War Z. In the book, a guy in the Long Island mansion brags about his exact copy of Tony Montana's AK-47 from Scarface (1983), despite the fact that Montana used an M-16. Cue Zombieland's opening, with a guy dressed as Tony wielding a Kalashnikov.
- Tallahassee's ride on a roller coaster swarming with zombies brings to mind rail shooters like House of the Dead, especially CarnEvil, which, as it suggests, has you on a roller coaster fighting zombies.
- "You know what they call Twinkies in Mexico?"
- "I'm more of a Sancho Panza character."
- This exchange:
Columbus (narrating): Asskicking was his business, and-Tallahassee: Business is good.
- The opening scenes are chock full of shout outs to other zombie movies:
- Towards the end of the standoff between Columbus and Tallahassee when they first meet, you can hear the watch chime from For a Few Dollars More.