* MagnificentBastard: Sarone plays everyone like a fiddle in his quest for the snake. Eric Stoltz is the only person who manages to outsmart him even once.
* MoralEventHorizon: In the second film, [[spoiler:Dr Jack Byron]] establishes himself as a proper villain when he paralyzes one of his friends with a venomous spider (which leads to the guy getting eaten while immobilized), and steals the boats so the others are stranded to fend for themselves. When he runs into them again, he holds three hostages to make the fourth crawl dangerously close to the anaconda mating ball (aka dozens of males around an even bigger female) to get the orchid. So it's LaserGuidedKarma when he gets paralyzed by that same spider and falls right into the ball himself.
* NarmCharm: Jon Voight's performance as Paul Sarone is absurdly over the top and its clear that whoever thought that casting Voight as a character with a thick ambiguously South American accent was a good idea was probably high. That said, in a film where the rest of the cast is so clearly apathetic about their performances its not hard to find yourself mesmerized by [[LargeHam the pure and total hamminess]] of Voight's performance simply because unlike the rest of the cast he's actually trying. Winking at the heroes as if to say, "I told you so", when regurgitated by the snake is probably the high point of the film.
** ''Anaconda'': Between the weightless CGI models and the dull, dead-looking animatronics (though one ''could'' say that the CGI snakes are at least better than the animatronics), the anacondas are ''not'' inspiring fear. Especially silly is the short tussle between an anaconda and a jaguar, which looks like a wrestling match broke out at a taxidermist's office.
** ''Hunt for the Blood Orchid'' may have had terrible CGI, but it doesn't compare to the sequels that followed it up.
* SoBadItsGood: Many viewers consider this film laughably stupid. Creator/RogerEbert is one of the film's biggest supporters in this regard, often referring to it as "great trash".
* TheUntwist: Paul spends so much time being a creepy perverted South American, but who is GenreSavvy, some expect him to actually be the good guy. Nope, he's a CardCarryingVillain.