Cape Fear is a town in Springfield's State.
When Sideshow Bob was paroled from prison, he stalked Bart and threatened to kill him. Cape Fear was one of four locations the Witness Relocation Program considered as options for protecting the Simpsons by moving them and giving them new identities. The other possible locations were Terror Lake, New Horrorfield and Screamville. The Simpsons moved to Terror Lake.
- The name of the town is a reference to the title of the episode and to the 1962 suspense film Cape Fear.
- Cape Fear is a real region located near the city of Wilmington, North Carolina.