- Alternate Character Interpretation: Did the Kilrue brothers really mean to harm Eddie Carroll, or is he being Wrong Genre Savvy? While it's true that they start following him with a chainsaw once he flees into the woods, he did just run off after promising $200 to a desperately poor family, and the saw might just be for hacking through the brush.
- Nightmare Fuel: "You Will Hear the Locust Sing" features disturbing details of Francis' transformation and the murders and feedings following it.
- The plot description for Kilrue's short story is absolutely horrendous, and it's understandable why it was removed from print for being in bad taste; also counts as Nausea Fuel.
- Tear Jerker: The ending of "Pop Art" where the inflatable person Art, who is tired of living after the pain inflicted by his best friend's father's dog, asks to be let go into the atmosphere.
YMMV / 20th Century Ghosts