* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the town is pretty much abandoned.
* EvilIsSexy: The Collector. Zane loved the bald look so much he went with it for a long while.
* FoeYay: The Collector and Jeryline. It's pretty one-sided, and The Collector isn't exactly subtle about it.
* IAmNotShazam: You would be excused if you thought that the movie title refers to the villain, since he's a demon, and a high ranking one, so, in a sense, a knight. However, it's actually the hero's title, although he's only briefly named as such by the villain ("No one's brought back a demon knight before. Alive, anyway.")
* JustHereForGodzilla: Billy Zane's scene stealing role as The Collector is what most people seem to seek the movie out for.
* MagnificentBastard: The Collector's modus operandii is to zero in on the FatalFlaw of the residents and tempt them with ''anything'' he can use to get them to come over to his side, including but not limited to attractive women, promises of love and friendship, and offers of freedom from the hotel. And through it all Billy Zane is [[LargeHam having a lot of fun playing the part]].
* NarmCharm: Let's face it, given the franchise, this is to be expected.
* ShoutOut: The name of the town is Wormwood, which is from [[Literature/TheBible Book Of Revelation]].
** According to the novelisation, Cordelia was the town's teacher before a scandal, similar to the actress' role in AmericanGothic.