- Elimination Houdini: Kristen manages to play "The Killer's Game"(which always has a 50-50 shot of you getting killed) five separate times before getting ambushed by the killer.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Angel, the winner, died during September 11th, 2001 only a week after the finale of MISTX aired, and his body was discovered a month or so later.
- Narm: The contestants, obviously prompted by the film crew, always going on about how scared they are that they'll be killed, like they don't know it's all fake.
- Paranoia Fuel:
- The contestants are constantly reminded that if they are alone, they are at risk of being axed by the killer. While it never happens, it does make for some tense moments when the investigators are forced to split up.
- In one episode the envelopes for the Killer's Game are left in the Jacuzzi on the deck of the HQ.
- One of the last episodes has a tense scene where Katie and Mary Elizabeth are watching over C.R Flint. Mary Elizabeth goes downstairs to get C.R a drink, and immediately gets murdered!
YMMV / Murder In Small Town X