* AcceptableTargets: The non-surrogate-using populace in the Dread reservations (or the one we see) is primarily composed of various species of hillbillies. As well, the first half of [[RulesOfTheInternet Rule #29]] is played with -- twice.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Greer, good guy or bad guy? [[spoiler: In the end, I mean.]]
* FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: Anyone being driven by a Surrogate, anyone being operated on by a surrogate Surgeon, which would be common as Surrogate surgeons would have enhanced senses and capabilities. Anyone anywhere who is stuck in a building because their Surrogate had the keys or because they were just too careless to take paranoid safety precautions. Anyone who was paralyzed and in an [[AndIMustScream unbearable state.]] Everyone who was killed, made to return to being handicapped. and to put a final topper on it, the fact that the entire economy is going to take a serious hit as VSI, probably the biggest company on the market was severely compromised and every company worldwide that had Surrogate employees, The ultimate work-from-home option, was just crippled.]]
** Not to mention that the person who [[spoiler: killed a pregnant woman, and as a cult leader, likely killed more people essentially got exactly what he wanted. While the person who single-handedly stopped an instance of domestic abuse lost.]]
* FridgeLogic: See the [[Headscratchers/{{Surrogates}} Headscratchers page]].
* HollywoodHomely: The normal version of Willis' character. While many of the surrogate owners are overweight or lacking in much muscle mass, Willis is just out of shape, bald and unshaven.
* MoralEventHorizon: While the audience doesn't know it's [[spoiler: Lionel Canter]] operating the surrogate at the time, people seem to forget that he [[spoiler: murdered Greer's partner in while she was asleep]], and that [[spoiler:she was ''pregnant'']].
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: We salute you Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell.
* UncannyValley: The surrogates in the film. They have a shiny, overly made-up look and clearly aren't quite people.
** A number of the actors portraying surrogates appeared to take special care moving just a ''hair'' more stiffly, and to not look like they were breathing. And while certain surrogates are indistinguishable from real people [[spoiler:like the Prophet]], the "life-like" appearance varied according to the quality and model of the surrogate. Cam's landlord, for instance, is using a cheap, temporary model.