- California Doubling: The film takes place in the town of McKinley, which was canonically stated in the last film to be in Pennsylvania. However, the film was shot in New Orleans, and it's obvious in the scene set at the country club swimming pool, where they don't even try to hide the palm trees. The ending also prominently features an Orlando LYNX bus (reshoots having been done at Universal Studios Orlando).
- Franchise Killer: While the film was a hit, it was eviscerated by both critics and fans of the series as a bad case of Sequelitis. The next movie underperformed at the box office despite its return to form quality-wise, something that many fans attribute to this one causing audiences to stay away.
Trivia / Final Destination 4