- Actor Allusion: "What the hell am I gonna feed him at this hour?"
- The Danza: David Warner as David Lincoln
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Name's the Same: Sarah's last name happens to be Brightman.
- The Other Darrin: Sarah is played by Deborah Foreman in Waxwork and Monika Schnarre in Waxwork II. Particularly noticeable because Waxwork II replays some footage of the first movie's climax.
- What Could Have Been: Original script for the first film had Jason Voorhees, the children from Village of the Damned, The Golem and the alien from The Thing (1982) among the exhibits.