- Nightmare Fuel: For obvious reasons.
- Tear Jerker
- Moral Event Horizon: As if the school shooting wasn't enough, Alex and Eric take a flying leap beyond the MEH with the sheer sadism they express during it. And Alex then goes and shoots Eric while the latter is telling him what kills he's gotten so far.
- The Woobie: Many of the characters, but one that stands out the most is Michelle. The films shows her as this shy, insecure young girl who covers her body in the gym, wears the same khakis and red blouse, and mainly volunteers in the library. She doesn't have much going for her and she barely gets a word in edgewise before she gets shot.