- Ass Pull: A movie which has concluded quite well unnecessarily has a tacked-on Gainax Ending. Even the writer isn't sure what it's supposed to mean, and the actors are equally befuddled.
- Awesome Music: The main theme by Fabio Frizzi, "Apoteosi del Mistero", is perhaps the most epic zombie march ever recorded, described by one YouTuber as sounding like a heroic counterpart to the Zombi 2 theme.note
- Just Here for Godzilla: Most people watch this film for the incredibly sick gore sequences.
- Nausea Fuel/Squick: The intestine vomiting. Also, the drill to the head is very realistic and protracted making it thoroughly disturbing.
YMMV / City of the Living Dead