- Jerkass Woobie: J.C. Over the course of the story, she loses three of her best friends, gets thrown down a mine-shaft, and gets half of her hair burnt off.
- Moral Event Horizon: Burke crosses this on his first appearance by killing Kevin.
- The Scrappy: Adam is widely hated by reviewers.
- Squick: Loads. One example is when Eddie grabs a handful of Kevin's brains, after the latter has been killed, and uses them to play toss with Chris.
YMMV / The United States Raising Hand Program