The name "Duke Metger" is a combination of two notorious real life white supremacists, former Neo-Nazi/Klansman David Duke and Klansman turned White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger.

Rosalind Cash's final movie role.

The film's laserdisc release featured a commentary track by the director that was not carried over to the DVD release for some reason.

Some of the dolls in the "KKK Comeuppance" segment were later re-used in Team America: World Police (2004), also done by The Chiodo Brothers.

Clarence Williams III starred in the season four episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989), the show on which this film is based, called "Maniac at Large."

Tom Wright in another horror anthology, Creepshow 2 (1987), also plays a ghost getting revenge on his killer known as "the Hitchhiker."

Joe Torry, Paula Jai Parker and Rusty Cundieff (from the second story) all played in Sprung (1997) together with Tisha Campbell.

Director Rusty Cundieff's real life parents John A. Cundieff and Christina Cundieff appear in the third story of the film "KKK Comeuppance". The former playing the priest at Rhodie's funeral, and the latter played Miss Cobbs, the woman in the painting with the dolls.

The film was featured in an article on the horror film website "" featuring films released in the summer every year since 1979. The article became popular enough that it led the producer of the film, Darin Scott, to give his thanks and praise to the article and its writer.

Funeral director (Clarence Williams III) says he is not a drug dealer. Williams later played drug lord Samson Simpson in Half Baked (1998).

The line, "Talk about some insane in the membrane type of shit" is a reference to the lyric "Insane in the membrane" from Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."

De'aundre Bonds film debut

This movie is a tribute to the British horror anthology films of the 60's and 70's, one of which is the original Tales From the Crypt, where this film gets its title. A running theme among these films would be that several people would find themselves trapped in a mysterious place from which the stories would be told, and then after the final story, it would be revealed that everyone was in fact already dead and in Hell.

David Alan Grier, known during the early to mid 90's as one of the cast members on the sketch show In Living Color (1990), appeared in a very rare non-comedic role as Carl, the very abusive stepfather during the second segment.

In some TV versions, instead of the charred remains of Carl lying in the casket at the end of "Boys Do Get Bruised," Walter is lying in the casket.