- Ensemble Darkhorse: Nurse Marion, a crazed, germaphobic, homicidal nurse.
- Rooting for the Empire - The only characters who actually have any character are the two orderlies, and Dr Benway, The protagonists of the movie spend most of their time either wandering around, or being captured, or dead.
- Emily and Jude are given a nice sense of development.
- Squick - When Clare gets attacked by the patient, whose entire digestive tract then proceeds to fall out of him onto her. Also when Dr. Benway drinks Emily's spinal fluid.
YMMV tropes relating to the band
- Face of the Band: Chris Reifert
- Nightmare Fuel: The explicit version of the album cover for Severed Survival. A living man getting torn apart, with the name of the album and of the band written with human parts. Damn.
- The censored version isn't much better. We take the view of a patient who's apparently awake, as we see three sadistic surgeons about to perform malpractice of surgery.
- Vindicated by History - With many successful bands labeling them as an influence and via strong word of mouth the early part of their discography blew up in popularity. The first two albums are often listed as classics of the genre. However, this happened just as the members were trying to get a new project started. (See Creator Backlash)