* ActorAllusion: [[Film/{{Gremlins}} "What the hell am I gonna feed him at this hour?"]]
* CastingGag: The speaker for the jury in ''Waxwork II'' is played by Stanley Sheff, who directed this film's director Anthony Hickox in ''Lobster Man from Mars'' a few years earlier. A clip can be seen playing on the TV in the Brightman household when Sarah returns home at the start of the film.
* TheDanza: Creator/DavidWarner as David Lincoln
* NamesTheSame: Sarah's last name happens to be [[Music/SarahBrightman Brightman]].
* TheOtherDarrin: 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Original script for the first film had [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], the children from ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960'', Film/TheGolem and the alien from ''Film/TheThing1982'' among the exhibits.