* MoralEventHorizon: Patrick the producer is pretty mean from the get-go, but to really hammer this home the first episode shows him ''throwing'' a man ''in a wheelchair'' into the path of a zombie.
* NightmareFuel: The final shots of [[spoiler:zombie Kelly staring directly at you through dozens of TV monitors]] will ''haunt'' you.
** [[spoiler: Marky, Veronica and Kelly surrounded by the zombies, who have all spilled into the 'runs', tapping violently on the windows]].
* TearJerker: The death of [[spoiler:Riq]].
* UnfortunateImplications: The two minorities are the first main characters to die.
* TheWoobie: Everyone to varying degrees, with some qualifying for JerkassWoobie status (with the exception of Patrick).