* CringeComedy: Carl, [[spoiler: while in a crumpled heap on the floor]], says to Sissy, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "This shit ain't over, bitch!"]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Christopher Young's score beautifully accents the movie, especially the music that accompanies the TwistEnding, "[[http://youtu.be/OE0CflR2s4g Chorale Postlude]]"
* HarsherInHindsight: "Rogue Cop Revelation" can be incredibly difficult to watch nowadays due to the many cases in the past few years of police brutality against black especially considering the amount of these cases which ended in the death of innocent people. Although it's worth noting that this movie was made after the wake of the Rodney King riots, another point at which corruption and racial abuse within many American police departments was similarly under criticism.
* {{Narm}}: '''WELCOME TO [[spoiler: HELL, ''motherfuckerssss!'']] AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!'''
** The appearance of Carl in that CringeComedy moment above. Might've been genuinely disturbing if we [[NothingIsScarier never saw it.]]
* NightmareFuel: The dolls. Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, ''[[CreepyDoll the dolls]].'' The mural featuring said dolls does ''not'' help matters,
** The ending of the wraparound tale "Welcome to My Mortuary," full stop.
** [[spoiler: Newton melting into and becoming the mural. However, it is [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome a rather nice effect]].]]
** The entirety of [[DomesticAbuser "Boys Do Get Bruised"]], a RealLife example [[spoiler: (minus the voodoo drawings, of course)]]. [[HeReallyCanAct Helped immensely by David Alan Grier's performance as the loathsome and evil Carl.]]
** The [[NotableOriginalMusic "Born II Die"]] sequence in "Hard Core Convert," with its mixture of actual photos and video of KKK handiwork and stylized footage of gangbangers blowing each other away.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Martin Moorehouse asks the rather poignant question: "Where were you when I needed you, brother?"
** When Crazy K tries to justify some of his murders as killing people who had wronged him, a little girl (Tasha Johnson) with a hole in her chest points out "I didn't do anything."
* TheWoobie: The dead little girl. She politely points out that she was only playing in her room when the stray bullets got her. To a lesser extent Walter, [[spoiler:but he commits patricide]].
** [[spoiler:Well, technically he wasn't the one who did it in the end...]]
** [[spoiler:And besides, he wasn't intending to kill Carl. He was trying to stop him from brutalizing his mother and teacher.]]