- Nightmare Fuel: The pictures.
- Paranoia Fuel: The Scissorman. To recap: a Humanoid Abomination who, should you suck your thumb, will jump from nowhere and unceremoniously chop them off. Sweet dreams.
- "Weird Al" Effect: Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher is better known to modern audiences through the Family Guy version.
- They're also well known to those who've read Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol. The first arc featured the Scissormen, creatures with scissors for hands that cut people out of reality. Hoffman's writing was directly referenced as the basis for creating the Scissormen.
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?