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  • Complete Monster: How some viewers see Patrick.
  • Downer Ending: Everybody is either dead or undead.
  • Gorn:
    • Especially during the death of Patrick, who gets the slowest, goriest death in the series.
    • Patrick rants while he hacks the flesh off Grayson's body to use as bait to distract the zombies outside.
    • Subverted during some character deaths - some of them, such as Kelly and Pippa, die off-screen.
  • High Octane Nightmare Fuel: The final shots of zombie Kelly staring directly at you through dozens of TV monitors will haunt you.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Patrick the producer is pretty mean from the get-go, but to really hammer this home the first episode shows him throwing a man in a wheelchair into the path of a zombie.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Riq.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The two minorities are the first main characters to die.
  • The Woobie: Pretty much everyone (with the exception of Patrick).