!!''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'': the novella

* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It's basically an {{Anvilicious}} book about how horrible people can be, so it's kind of hard to avoid this. Of course SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped was in effect when it was written, hence its heavy-handedness.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Considering how dense and omnifaceted the story is, this happens pretty often. There's a ton of ways to interpret ''Heart of Darkness''[[note]]you can easily find Marxist, deconstructivist, feminist, or post-colonial interpretations, just to name a few[[/note]], and many odd ones are surprisingly well-supported. [[http://www.mrbauld.com/exconrbud.html Here's an example.]]
* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the supposedly "civilized" colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are almost infinitely more petty and evil. It should also be noted that, while guilty of stereotyping, the book never refers to Africans as being genetically or biologically inferior to whites.
* FridgeHorror: Marlow realizes, as he's telling the story, that the General Manager must have purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid -- when I think about it -- to be altogether natural".
* {{Narm}}: The whore! The whore!
* ValuesDissonance: It does portray the native Africans as violent, ignorant, savages and cannibals... and those are the good ones. On the other hand, the European colonists aren't treated any better, being portrayed as amoral and inhumane slave drivers.

!!''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness'': the video game

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: One of the very first games to incorporate symphonic musics, to reinforce the cinematic feel.
* DemonicSpiders: Nearly anything to be precise. Everything, absolutely EVERYTHING, has a way to One-Hit-Kill you. Shadows eat you, Worms will emerge from a wall, snap you and feast on you in a matter of seconds. Shadows in armor can use "The Power" in various ways, flying shadows likewise and they double for goddamn bats. And that are the few creatures you can actually HARM. The shadow spiders are a perfect match: you usually fight them while climbing, limiting your movements; they drip poison on the handholds that can make you fall, and they evade any shot you can fire at them unless you let them come ''very close''.
* GoddamnedBats: The shadows mostly, but flying shadows are a perfect match: They fly, they evade everything you throw at them if its the last one and they can throw fireballs that kill you in one hit. Ask anyone about them and they will say they hate them with a passion.
* GoodBadBugs: If Andy crouches such that his rear end pokes off the screen, enemies will not come from that side.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: It's rated E and was designed as a kids game, sure, but you'll start questioning the demographic when Andy dies in a way that doesn't involve falling off the screen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyZfME5XYY Here's a compilation of all the gruesome ways Andy can be killed.]]