- Nightmare Fuel:
- The Naughty John song will get stuck in your head and never leave.
- The man in the stovepipe hat.
- Evie's dreams of James fighting in the first world war.
- The Woobie:
- Jericho lives with the knowledge that his body may one day shut down or the fact he may go insane. He was also abandoned as a child after he contracted Polio and because of the machines keeping him alive, he believes that he isn't even human or deserving of love and friendship.
- Theta is really a young woman from Kansas on the run after possibly killing her abusive husband.
- Wai-Mae is the crying woman. In order to cope with the fact she was sold into prostitution, murdered her captors, and then was accidentally buried alive, her spirit traps people in a dream world so she can fuel her own delusions. Despite the horror of what she does, Wai-Mae is a broken little girl.
YMMV / The Diviners (2012)