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.
YMMV: The Hooker with a Heart of Gold
Complete Monster: Zalman and Steele are both bastards (the former being a very controlling pimp, and the latter being a vicious and insane crime lord), but they're played for laughs. Mike's role is played very seriously, but he lacks the malice to really count. The closest example would be the hooker's brother, Freddy. He faked the letter from her dad, since her dad died months before (and she didn't know), just so he could get her to turn up and he could see how bad her life was.
Nausea Fuel / Nightmare Fuel: One scene has Steele threatening his love interest (actually Brad's Real Life wife) by threatening to kill her like he did his ex girlfriend. He does this by showing her the body of his ex, which is locked away in a room bathed in Red lighting, then proceeds to have sex with his current girlfriend in front of the dead body.
The heart removal scene from the end of part 4, set to Neil Young's "Heart of Gold".
What an Idiot: During the chase scene in Part 1, the hooker runs into an alley and looks around the corner. As soon as Zalman appears, what she should have done was pull back... what she did do was keep looking, allowing him to see her.