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The film follows Carter, who was once part of his father's cruel research, which left him with several split personalities. Now as a husband and father himself, he is drawn by his other personalities to restart these experiments.
This film has the examples of:
- Acting for Two
- Catapult Nightmare: Jenny gets one.
- Fake-Out Make-Out: After drugging Karen, Carter is in danger of getting seen by two passing joggers. Cain advises him to do this to avoid their attention.
- Flatline: Jack's wife flatlines when she sees him kissing Jenny in the flashback.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Cain favours smoking.
- Master of Unlocking: Cain developed this skill when Dr. Nix was doing his research on Carter in the past.
Hickory dickory dock. Cain has picked his lock.
- Metafictional Title: The title is based on the book that Dr. Nix wrote with Dr. Waldheim.
- Name of Cain
- Never Found the Body
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: While taking his lat breath, Dr. Nix accidentally shoots the spike that was in danger of impaling Jack as he tries to catch falling Amy.
- Not Quite Dead: After being suffocated with a pillow by Cain, Jenny wakes up in the trunk of her car just when it's going underwater.
- The Oner: The four minute shot of Sgt. Cally and Lt. Terri escorting Dr. Waldheim to the morgue in the police station.
- The Quiet One: Margo is the only split personality of Carter who doesn't say anything onscreen.
- The Reveal: Carter's father Dr. Nix isn't another split personality of him, he has been Faking the Dead and is pulling the strings.
- Sinister Shades: Cain sports these whenever he talks to Carter.
- Split Personality
- Split Personality Takeover: Margo takes over Carter, and if the ending is to be believed, stays in control.
- Use Your Head: When Dr. Waldheim tries to talk to Carter's split personality Margo, she headbutts her as part of his/her escape.
- Verbing Nouny
- Your Cheating Heart: Jenny with Jack.