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* AcceptableTargets: The killer's first victim is a pedophile chef, who at one point attempts to rape Angela when he sees how spaced out she is. Try to even pretend you're sympathetic.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: You'll be fortunate if you didn't know this twist already.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''[[AlphaBitch Judy!]]'' One of the most iconic horror bitches of all time, and most the audience loves her for it!
* HoYay: The jocks. When the girls don't want to go skinny dipping they strip down to their underwear and go off on their own, and they like to pile on top of someone as a form of punishments. Plus all the tight shorts and t-shirts they wear, though that can partially be blamed on TheEighties.
* ItWasHisSled: The film is famously remembered as a CultClassic for the TwistEnding alone: [[spoiler:Angela is a man.]]
** AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame[[note]] Relevant in more ways than one. [[/note]]
* MoneyMakingShot: [[spoiler: Peter standing up, revealing all his [[{{Squick}} naked body]] to the viewer, holding a knife and hissing like an animal]]. That image will be forever burned into the darkest corners of your mind.
* {{Narm}}: More often than not, due to poor acting and writing, plenty of implausible scenes, and the ridiculously over-the-top ending.
* NightmareFuel: Angela's aunt. Bitch is insane!
** NarmCharm: ..... Oftentimes in an amusingly kooky kind of way. [[spoiler: Until you find out just how much she wanted a daughter.]]
* NightmareRetardant: The ending isn't as scary if you know [[spoiler:Angela's face is just a paper mask, worn by a guy who had to get shitfaced to do the scene]].
* RootingForTheEmpire: With victims like these, it's not really that hard.
* SignatureScene: The reveal.
* UnfortunateImplications[=/=]ValuesDissonance: This film is so {{Narm}}y the scariest thing about it is the homophobic, transphobic, bully-enabling, UsefulNotes/{{Consent}}-ignoring, trigger-ignoring, and somewhat racist social mores of TheEighties.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Mel's death by bow and arrow to his neck. To this day, the director will not say how the effect was achieved. It's that good.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Angela.]]

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