These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The original stories have always been Nightmare Fuel specifically designed to scare the bajeezus out of any kid who hears them. The same thing here. Gilliam, however, has stated that he intended the film for children.