YMMV / Dread

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Abby, most people's favorite character. She's not even in the short story!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Quaid crosses it when he humiliates Abby and only goes farther from there.
  • Squick: Cheryl eating the rotting, maggot-infested meat.
  • Technology Marches On: The use of still photography as Quaid describes what happens to Cheryl can be seen as outdated. The film updated this to showing the live action footage.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: There's some distinction that the change to the ending causes this. In the short story, Quaid when confronted with his dread, succumbs and dies. In the film, he overcomes it and is basically on his way to becoming a scarecrow-like villain. One could mourn the poetic ending, while others feel it created an awesome new horror character for movie sequels.