So the creators of the game were like... "We'll pay homages to several classic masterpieces like The Shining, Carrie, The Silence of the Lambs, The Mist and Kindergarten Cop??
Fan mind screw? After all, Kindergarten Cop would be the last thing fans would expect to find referenced in such a game, especially given everything else they've used as inspiration.
KageReneko, I doubt it was as much of an homage as it was just someone on staff had either seen it recently, or the remembered it when it came time for gathering source material to design the game.
^Or this. Most likely this.