* HilariousInHindsight: Both Sean Bean and Carice Van Houten would go on to reprise their roles (a battle-hardened repentant knight and mysterious witch/cult leader respectively) in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Ned Stark and Melisandre.
* TitleDrop: An aversion. Though the movie is set during the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Black Death]], it is never named as such in any dialogue, usually referred to instead as "the pestilence." This is true to history, as the plague was not given its popular name until much later.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: This film basically is ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' if it was put into ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose''.