* BreakawayPopHit: Music/MichaelJackson's performance of "Ben" (which was written for the original movie's 1973 sequel) is probably more popular than either the book or the two movies.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture George McFly]] (or [[Film/CharliesAngels Creepy Thin Man]]) is Willard Stiles
** R Lee Ermey as Mister Martin (2003 version)
** Ernest Borgnine as Mister Martin (1971 version)
** Meredith Baxter played Eve in ''Ben''
* HeyItsThatVoice: An odd case of this trope occurring in a live-action movie. In the 2003 film, one of Willard's co-workers is played by Laara Sadiq (Chi-Chi from the Ocean dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''), and it's ''very'' obvious whenever the character opens her mouth. For what it's worth, the character is named Janice Mantis in the credits, but is [[NoNameGiven never referred to by name at all in the movie proper]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The book is out of print (though it can be found on amazon, the copies are often in horrible condition) and the 1971 movie is only on VHS.
** YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Fndi62nGI to the rescue]].
** The book was ''finally'' reprinted by Valacount Books in 2013.
* TooSoon: Arguably an inversion. Robert Bloch wrote ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' when the Ed Gein case was still fresh in the public's mind. For whatever reason, Gilbert waited 8 years. Each book was adapted to film, and each film had a remake, but Bloch's yarn is definitely more well-known. If there was ever a case against tactfulness, this would be it.

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