Trivia: Several of the antagonists were named after movie critics: The villainous character of General Kael was named after the noted film critic Pauline Kael, and the unspoken name of the two-headed dragon is the Ebersisk, a reference to Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
Trivia: While filming the crossroads cage scene, Val Kilmer was being let out of the cage one day and, while he was half-way out, the chain holding up the cage broke and the cage, made of real iron, fell right on his foot, nearly breaking it. Later in the film Kilmer can be seen walking with a slight limp.
Trivia: During the filming, Warwick Davis met two people who would become part of his family. His then-future wife Samantha Davis appears as a Nelwyn girl in a blue dress in the first village council scene (bottom right of the frame), and her father as the bearded Nelwyn who comforts his distressed wife after the hound's attack.