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The episode title is a pun of the horror movie title A Nightmare on Elm Street and the iPad's camera feature.
Blockbuster was a successful video rental store, until streaming video through the internet made watching movies easier. Last year, Blockbuster went bankrupt and was sold to Dish Network, referenced by Randy's acquisition of the company. In October 2013, Dish announced that it was closing it's last remaining Blockbuster stores, truly marking the end of Blockbuster.
Kum & Go is a real convenience store chain, indeed as the episode ran they tweeted that the first person to send them a screenshot of their debut on South Park would receive a $10 gift card.
This is one of the few episodes where you hear Kenny's voice.
Kenny uses a paper bag instead of a plastic pumpkin-shaped pail due to his economic status.
Kenny is shown with ears for the first time in this episode.
In the promo for the episode, Cartman is talking about how nobody is gonna know who Stan is supposed to be while walking to Petersons house. In the final episode however, Cartman says that on the street.
References to Popular Culture
The boys are dressed like Marvel/Disney Super Heroes: Tony Stark/Iron Man (Kenny), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Cartman), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Stan), and Thor (Kyle). This is a reference to then-recent film The Avengers. Stan makes reference to the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, commanding Red Skull to surrender "the blue cube", otherwise known as The Tesseract.
Eric Cartman is mistaken for LGBT celebrities; Bruce Vilanch, Chaz Bono, Harvey Fierstein, as well as reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo, when the boys are trick-or-treating.
The names Stan gives his "torturers" are Bruce, Tony, and Curt. The former two reference the Hulk's and Iron Man's respective alter egos, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, while the latter is a nod towards the character Curt Vaughan from the film The Cabin in the Woods, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth who also played Thor in The Avengers.
Stan's quote, 'Stay gold' is from the novel and film The Outsiders where the protagonist Johnny tells Ponyboy to, 'Stay Gold'. This was originally from the novel Gone With the Wind, which was also mentioned in the book.
Many scenes of Randy in Blockbuster, the conversation with the Blockbuster Employee's Ghost, the arguments with his family and when he freezes at the end are references to the 1980 film The Shining.
"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song written and performed by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The police quote this song in the hospital when mentioning the Halloween party.
There are multiple references to the music video for the song "Gangnam Style" by South Korean rapper PSY.
The female ghost from the 1980s was looking for the Tom Hanks movie Turner & Hooch, released in 1989.
Randy stares blankly towards a demonstration television showcasing Seth MacFarlane's film Ted.
At the "Monster Mash", there is a brief scene where Mr. Garrison is shown dressed as Ryan Gosling's character from the 2011 movie Drive.
Some costumes seen at the "Monster Mash" include Batman, Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Harry Potter, a Smurf, "Red Bird" from Angry Birds, Finn from Adventure Time, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars, Mérida from the Disney/Pixar film Brave, and the Flash.
In the scene where Randy is talking to the Blockbuster ghost-worker behind the counter, in the background you can see a movie with the title "The Moose Who Wouldn't Die" with a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker in a moose costume from the episode, "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs".