* NightmareFuel: The pictures.
* ParanoiaFuel: The Scissorman. To recap: a HumanoidAbomination who, should you suck your thumb, will jump from ''nowhere'' and unceremoniously chop them off. Sweet dreams.
* WeirdAlEffect: ''Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher'' is better known to modern audiences through the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOf_GRUVAE version]].
** They're also well known to those who've read Grant Morrison's run on ''DoomPatrol''. The first arc featured the Scissormen, creatures with scissors for hands that cut people out of reality. Hoffman's writing was directly referenced as the basis for creating the Scissormen.