Trivia: In the hospital Heather is told that she can not be in a certain area without a pass; she replies "Screw your pass." The very same line was spoken, by her character Nancy in Nightmare on Elm Street 1, to a hall monitor in her dream.
Trivia: Wes Craven wanted to bring Johnny Depp in for a cameo as himself, as Depp had co-starred in the original "Nightmare on Elm Street", and this film featured cameos by various alum of the franchise. However, Craven decided not to ask, believing that Johnny Depp would not be interested in being in another Elm Street movie. Johnny Depp later stated that if Wes Craven had asked him he would have said yes.
Trivia: The nurse that gives Dylan the pills he doesn't swallow is Robert Shay's sister.
Trivia: The junior nurse at the hospital is played by director Wes Craven's daughter, Jessica Craven.
Trivia: the earthquake debris in the film is from a real earthquake that hit L.A. during filming.
Trivia: The actress that plays the nurse that gives Dylan his medicine is the same actress that played Nancy's teacher in the first Nightmare movie, just before she had her nightmare about Tina.