* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Several tracks however the John Carpenter inspired Plague Theme "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXvBzY_grc Hunters]]" by Power Glove takes the cake.
** The use of Lisa Rougheed's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPSNXn2vwAs Run With Us]]" (the main theme for ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'') on the closing credits can be seen as an odd example, but can hit a serious nostalgia button if you were a fan of the show.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Beating a man to death with baseball bats? Disturbing. Three topless women beating a man who's hung by his feet like a pinata, followed by Drake slashing his guts open with a razor-covered baseball bat and the girls cheering? BloodyHilarious.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Abby's tussle with The Drake at the end of the movie [[spoiler: in which, after getting her hand messily destroyed with a lawn mower, she turns it around and repeatedly shanks him with the exposed arm bone!]]
* {{Narm}}: The dramatic scenes are equally as bizarre as the rest of the film. While some may find then {{Tear Jerker}}s, others might find them simply silly, which pretty much doesn't hurt your enjoyment.
* SoBadItsGood: Invoked. Since it was adapted from a fake trailer for the Grindhouse series, this is to be expected.
* SpiritualLicensee: This may just be the best ''HotlineMiami'' film ever made. There's over-the-top violence, gangsters in white suits, tons of color, 80s-style synth music, and even some drug influence in the plot.
* TearJerker: A few scenes manage to evoke this, surprisingly. [[spoiler:Slick and Drake's last conversation]] and the Hobo's speech to the infants pull off a certain amount of emotion.