This fan-fiction contains the following tropes:
- Ax-Crazy: Justin, who can't get over how Courtney used him in Total Drama Action.
- The Chessmaster: Justin, in the usual metaphorical sense. Richard is literally a chessmaster.
- Crowning Momentof Awesome: Luciana uses her skill at voice impressions to turn the tide of the climactic battle.
- Darker and Edgier: Although its source material is mostly comic and satirical, this story is Old School horror.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Darla dresses in black and isn't very sociable; but not only is she not evil, she's the resident matchmaker
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Yes, there's a happy ending in spite of all the horror. The madmanmeets a madman's death, the dead contestant presumably finds in death the peace that she never found in life, the survivors are rescued and get the fame they wanted, and Quentin asks Darla out!
- Never Say "Die": Averted. When someone dies, the characters don't mince words.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played straight with Justin, whose normally blue eyes turn red when he's angry or brooding. Downplayed with Steve, who also has red eyes and is also insane, but in a far more benign way.