- Colbert Bump: The film launched heavy interest in what became of the two girls, and resulted in the very quick discovery that Juliet was none other than mystery writer Anne Perry.
- Les Yay: How the film interprets the girls' friendship.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The people of Borovnia, giant, unpainted plasticine figures that talk, sing, dance, and make love.
- The murder scene at the end of the film. Closing your eyes does absolutely no good and may even make it worse.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The film closes with "You'll Never Walk Alone," a moving and heartbreaking ballad from Carousel, playing over scenes of the girls being torn apart after committing the grisly murder—somehow, you feel sorry for them despite everything.