- Ear Worm: The music is repetitive, but rather catchy.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Rowsdower!"Just between you and me and the wall, I think a major error was made in their film archetype-ology. Zap was clearly supposed to be the intermediary guy; the hard-drinking, tough-but-lovable, car-won't-start sidekick to the hero. However, we were short one hero, and its not 'till the end of the movie that you realize that Troy and Zap's journey isn't to bring Troy to the hero (to whom Zap should be the sidekick), but in fact, Zap is the hero..." - Mary Jo Pehl
- Pipper, as well. On the MST3K episode, Mike and the Bots instantly crack up at his grizzled appearance and scratchy Red Green/Tom Waits/Yosemite Sam-esque voice.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: A teen on the run hides out in the back of a burly Canadian drifter's truck, gets discovered and is allowed to ride in the cab because the guy is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. The two are attacked by an Diabolical Mastermind with supernatural abilities who wants the teen as part of a bid to rule the world, and become Fire-Forged Friends. The guy also has a Mysterious Past, is The Atoner, and has a funny haircut, and the movie ends up riffed by the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000. The Final Sacrifice, or X-Men?
- Memetic Badass: Rowsdower, in terms of popularity, might be up there with Torgo.
- Narm/Narm Charm: "I'm Rowsdower. Zap Rowsdower!"
- Name's the Same/Hilarious in Hindsight: Rowsdower left or was kicked out of the cult due to being a "Half-Blood".
- One-Scene Wonder: Mike Pipper has only a few minutes of screentime... but he's friggin hilarious.
- Snark Bait: The fate of any MST3K target.
- So Bad, It's Good: It's one of the few movies to appear on MST3K that seems watchable on its own. Even Crow admits it's really not as awful as the usual MSTed flick. It's hard to hate this movie simply because you get the impression that the cast and crew really wanted to make a decent film, but just couldn't afford to.
- This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's like Indiana Jones, in Canada, on Valium. With a $29.50 budget.
- Vindicated by Cable: The MST3K showings rescued the film from total obscurity, though mostly outside of Canada, where MST3K itself was more obscure.
YMMV / The Final Sacrifice