* CoolVersusAwesome: Zombie vs Shark!!!!!
* CrazyAwesome: The tagline "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!"
* MagnumOpus: Some either regard this or TheBeyond as Fulci's greatest film. Fulci personally thought Film/DontTortureADuckling is his best.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Anne and Peter, after going the entire movie with hardly any romantic tension, suddenly pick a time where they're lost on an island crawling with undead, having just narrowly avoided being killed, to start making out on the ground. Though it was probably justified by the filmmakers as it creates an excuse for [[NightmareFuel a zombie's hand to come out of the ground and grab Anne's hair.]]