- Actor Allusion: Ed and Joey, who are played by James Karen and Thom Matthews, who were Frank and Freddy in the previous film, get a few; for example, in one scene, Ed expresses his wish for his body to be burned after he dies (a reference to Frank's self-immolation), and then, after Joey speculates about Ed's reason for wanting to be burned:Ed: Watch your tongue, boy, if you like this job.
Joey: Like this job? Like this job?
- Old Shame: Thom Mathews has stated that the only good thing about the movie was the catering.
- You Look Familiar: Thom Mathews, who played Freddy in the first movie, returns as an unrelated character named Joey. Both directly witness the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, and both get a dose of Trioxin in the beginning of their respective movies. Likewise, James Karen played Frank in the first film and Ed in here. Joey even lampshades this as he laments that he feels like he's been through this whole thing once before, and Ed was there too.Joey: I just feel so I got this feeling.Ed: Yeah me, too.Joey: No, its like weve been here before. Its like a dream, this whole thing! You, me, them...
Trivia / Return of the Living Dead Part II