Trivia: In the scene where Edward is being driven into town, the car passes a house with children playing on a slip 'n' slide on the front lawn. The boy that is seen running and sliding was future Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter.
Trivia: In the scene where Peg Boggs comes into the mansion for the first time, she backs up to the staircase and she looks around for a few moments. If you look carefully at the wall at the top of the stairs in the right-top corner, you'll see an odd spikey shaped shadow. Listen carefully and you'll hear snipping of scissors and the shadow will move. It is Edward looking down to see who the stranger to his house is.
Trivia: In the scene where Peg Boggs comes into the mansion she backs up to the base of the staircase. Right behind her, you'll see a statue which looks like the Oogie Boogie man in The Nightmare Before Christmas, released a few years later.
Trivia: The neighborhood in which the film takes place is a real development in Southern Florida. During filming, the residents of the development stayed in a local motel. While the homes were repainted by the film crew to give the neighborhood the creepy pastel look, the insides were left as they were.
Trivia: In an interview, Tim Burton, who directed the movie, told the interviewer that it was based upon his own life growing up in Burbank, CA as a teen seen as different from the others.