!!The film:

* ValuesDissonance: As a result of the sex parasites, men start making out with other men and women start making out with other women. Given that it's set in the more conservative 1970s[[note]]Remember, the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s didn't exactly filter through to most layers of society immediately[[/note]], this was ''probably'' intended to be seen as people losing all rational inhibitions. Nowadays, putting homosexuality on the same level as incest or pedophilia would be incredibly insulting.

!!The video game:

* AwesomeMusic: The 5 songs from the sequel's fictional band, Trip Cyclone.
* NightmareFuel: The entire game - surprisingly effective for a point-and-click adventure rather than more traditional action-oriented SurvivalHorror. The realisation of what you're about to find in the hollow lion [[spoiler:(it's Merrick's body)]] as you stand directly in front of it reading the final diary entry is a good example; as is the music, particularly the track which incorporates a woman's anguished screams and her repeated cries of "Help me!" into the score.
** The sequel is just as scary, if not worse. Instead of a museum, you're in an abandoned ''town'', with the only other people in the area being the motel's jerk of an owner, and Darkcloud, the game's main antagonist.
* NightmareRetardant: For such an atmospheric game, the Ixupi themselves look laughable, like straight out of a children's cartoon.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [=YouTuber=] and former Sierra employee [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFymXY4eFCo_AchSpxwyrg MetalJesusRocks]] appears in the sequel as one of the band members of Trip Cyclone.
* TearJerker: The story behind [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e_uIgzxqIs Anansi The Spider]]. Windlenot was so enamored with the tune when he first heard it, that he decided to make the music box for his son Geoffrey.
--> "Alas, I never gave it to him."