- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Pinhead randomly having hooked fingers in one scene, and only one scene.
- Of course they go unexplained cause of a deleted scene.
- Never Live It Down: In the same vein as Jason X, the film's setting in space is the subject of much mockery. Though, this one gets more flak due to Jason X having more of a sense of humor about the fact that it's suddenly in the future and in space.
- Special Effect Failure: The CG robot hands playing around with the puzzle box didn't look so polished and moved kinda choppy, even for 1996.
- The Woobie: the twin cops that end up becoming the twin Cenobites.
Pinhead: I know your fear. I hear it. "Please, don't separate me from my brother!" I give you my word, that will never happen...