Director & Producer Cameos
In the begining of the film, the car passes two fishermen who wave at them. These fishermen are played by Sam Raimi (Director) and Producer (Robert Tapert).
Respect or Insult?
A poster for Wes Craven's film "The Hills Have Eyes" is in the basement where Ash finds the book. This was Raimi's way of thanking Craven for giving "Evil Dead" a cameo in "Nightmare on Elm Street". Some have thought that this was an insult to Craven as the poster was ripped.