- Dropped a Bridge on Him: The film doesn't make particularly good use of its All-Star Cast. Many show up for only a brief scene, such as Carol Kane, who is almost immediately killed after becoming a zombie. Other characters don't really serve much purpose in the story. The "hipsters from the city", which include Selena Gomez of all people, have several scenes entering and getting to know the town, only to be Killed Offscreen having done nothing to affect the plot. All of this is part of the film's overall Shoot the Shaggy Dog story.
- Trailers Always Lie: The film was advertised as a typical Zombie-Comedy, about two small town cops dealing with a Zombie apocalypse in a deadpan and humourous manner, The film itself is actually rather bleak, with little actual humour, the fact that most of the main cast are less lively than the zombies, doesn't help matters, with only Chloë Sevigny and Tilda Swinton actually seeming to put any real effort, the odd Gainax Ending twist that both Adam Driver and Bill Murray's characters are aware they are in a movie doesn't help matters much.
YMMV / The Dead Don't Die