The 'Burbs (1989)
In the Klopek basement there is a sled with the name Rosebud - a reference to Citizen Kane
'Ray Peterson' reads a book entitled 'The Theory and Practice of Demonology' by 'Julian Karswell'. In the film 'Night of the Demon', the demonologist character is called 'Julian Karswell'.
A plot involving neighborhood suspicion and judgment.
Music from Ennio Morricone's score is used in the scene where everybody stares at the Klopec house.
There's a box of Gremlins Cereal by the Peterson's sink, a reference to the movie also directed by Joe Dante.
Referenced by Art.
When Art is cutting the power to the Klopek's house, he is wearing a power company uniform. Rick Ducommun, who plays Art, played a power company employee in DIE HARD
Video case is shown in a video store.
It is a film the protagonist worships and he dreams of a sequel.
Stan says it is his favorite movie
The brainwashed people at the end chant "The Nadir is good, the Nadir is our pal."
The close up of the dog's eyes during the western gunfight is a reference to The 'burbs.
Title of this film appears on screen.
"...who acts as casual as the Klopeks' son
Film is dicsussed
"...one of the Klopeks..."
"At least she found out what happened to the Klopeks."
Brad mentions Tom Hanks eating pretzels.
"So we'll just take the Klopeks' house."
Mentioned in dialogue.
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
This is the cartoon playing on TV early in the movie
Seen on the tv near the beginning.
Is on the T.V. when Ray wakes up in the morning.
Ray and Carol watch Jeopardy! together.
Snob recognizes Brother Theodore in Gums and then recalls him as Ruben Klopek.
Footage is shown
Behind-the-scenes footage shown.
Documentary about the making of this film