* TheOtherMarty: If you can believe it, Creator/RobertEnglund was not initially asked to return as Freddy, because New Line thought they'd be able to use any old stuntman for the part and thus be able to pay him on the cheap. Within a week of filming, it was clear that the stuntman in question (whose name has never been publicly stated) was not up to the task- his movements have been described as more akin to Frankenstein's Monster than Freddy, and absolutely lifeless. He was fired and replaced with Englund, but a small bit of his footage remains in the shower scene.
** It works out well, since that scene is actually supposed to be Jesse doing the kill anyway.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/BradPitt, John Stamos and Creator/ChristianSlater all auditioned for the role of Jesse Walsh.
** The exploding parakeet's designer had initially made a demonic version of it for the scene.