Edgar E. Gore's hairstyle, hunchback and bee-striped dress mimic the spirit-battling demon boy Kitarou, especially in this most sinister entry of the 'Gegege no Kitarou' franchise.
The black cat that appears when Edward digs up Sparky bares a striking resemblance to the black cat from Coraline.
A tombstone that's like Zero's doghouse can be seen when Victor goes to the pet cemetery.
A man seeks shelter in a toilet, mimicing the iconic scene in Jurassic Park.
The Mayor's hedge clippers as well as much for the suburban environment refer to Edward Scissorhands (1990).
During the scene where Sparky's silhouette startles a woman as she is hanging up clothes on a clothesline. Is the same as when young Judd's dog startles his mother after coming back to life.
When Mr. Whiskers places the dead bat on Weird Girl's bed, it forms the shape of the "Batman" symbol. At the same time, Danny Elfman's Batman theme can be heard in the music.
Reanimated Sea Monkeys are based on the Gremlins.
The fat woman wears the same flowers dress as Vincent's fat aunt.
As he tries to raise Shelley from the dead, Toshiaki's kite resembles the evil cat from the classic Japanese horror movie.
Burgermeister Meisterburger from the old Christmas special.
The Confromtation between Shelley and Colossus.
One of the monsters created by the children is a giant turtle similar to Gamera.
A couple seek shelter in a phone booth, referencing a scene in Hitchcock's classic The Birds.
A Toy resembling Rodan is in the short film at the beginning of the movie.
Victor has a poster of this movie.
When the giant turtle crushes the car with it's foot, it's animated the same way as the titular monster crushes the car in the film.
Title on cinema marquee.
The character Edgar Gore, or E. Gore, is named after Ygor, the obsessed assistant from this movie.
Persephone the poodle's hairdo.
Reanimation of Colossus is fraught with Mummy movie references.
Sparky resurrrection resembles Frankenstein's one. Also windmill scene and movie title.
Edgar's shadow when walking up the stairs with Nassor, Bob and Toshiaki resembles the iconic moment in Nosferatu with Count Orloff's shadow.
Movie mentioned in this episode.
the film of this episode's topic.
Atticus Shaffer mentions that he is playing an Igor-like character in the new Tim Burton film
Clips are shown on TV.
Opening Night Gala Premiere
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
Toshiaki, who is Japanese, creates a giant monster from his dead turtle.
Frankenwinnie is a spoof of this movie.