* HarsherInHindsight: After several high profile exposures of systemic police brutality in 2014 and 15, it's even more disturbing to see this film's portrayal of a police force conspiring to cover up one of their own turning psycho. Of course, given Larry Cohen's usual social commentary this also counts as quite a case of ValuesResonance.
* HilariousInHindsight: So, what we have here is a psychopath with GlasgowSmile impersonating a police officer and who is planning to kill the mayor. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Sounds kinda familiar]].
** Cordell's facial expressions after his scarred look is revealed. Even the creators hated how he looked.
** Sally squealing like a hog at the sight of the hanged cop.