Trivia / House of the Dead

The games

  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is the U.S debut of Zobio and Zobiko, as House of the Dead EX was only released in Japan. However, All-Stars Racing never got a Japanese release.
  • Name's the Same: James Taylor and his partner Gary Stewart just happen to share the names of two well-known singer/songwriters from the 1970's. It's unknown whether this was a deliberate Shout-Out or a mere coincidence.
  • No Dub for You: The entire mainline series has exclusively English voices. The Japan-only EX has exclusivesly Japanese voices.
  • No Export for You: Typing of the Dead 2 and House of the Dead EX was never released outside of Japan.
  • What Could Have Been: The Sega Dreamcast port of House of the Dead 2 was originally supposed to include the original HotD with improved graphics as an Embedded Precursor, but it was never completed due to time constraints. An especially tragic example, because the only home versions of the game that ever did see release were two severely downgraded ports for the PC and Sega Saturn.

The film

  • Actor Allusion: Given when the protagonists meet Captain Victor Kirk:
    Simon: Oh great, here comes the u-boat captain.
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $12 million. Box office, $13,818,181.
  • Creator Backlash: It may come as a surprise to learn that Uwe Boll considers the film to be an absolute pile of crap, and his worst film to date. However, he insists that this is in no way, shape, or form down to him, and that the screenplay (which he couldn't make any changes to) was to blame.
  • Creator Killer: This is Boll's first serious movie, and his attitude about it and directing immediately put him in the infamous director category. Writer Mark Altman, whose screenplay Boll more or less disowned, was confirmed to not make it any further than C-list status, and this movie is one of the last bombs that eventually led to maker Artisan Entertainment to be taken over by Lionsgate within a year, and this is coming after a terrible 2000/2001 slate that started their descent.