* The nuclear war is rather jarring (somehow the [[SpecialEffectsFailure primitive effects]] make it worse in an UncannyValley way), plus [[spoiler: at the end we're treated to a sped up scene of a Morlock decaying ''rapidly'']].
* The JumpScare when we first see the Morlocks has chilled the blood of more than a few viewers over the years. The masters of the Eloi, a race of vicious cannibalistic apes.
* How do the Morlocks get the Eloi into the tunnels in the film? By conditioning them to come to them by playing an air raid siren [[MagicalFlutist Pied Piper]] style.
* None of the Eloi lifting a finger to help Weena as she's drowning. They don't see the point, not even Weena.