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  • Complete Monster: The killer, naturally.
  • Memetic Mutation: An animated GIF showing the Butcher's slow creep towards the English woman has wound up on the Paranormal board of a certain well-known Image Board.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Water Street Butcher's killings are largely standard fare for a Serial Killer movie, but the graphic physical and mental torture that he inflicts on his "slave" is freakin' terrifying.
  • Narm: The killer's angry growling (especially in the Mind Rape scenes) can be somewhat jarring.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The film encourages the notion that the killer's vanity means he's probably right there in the theater watching it with you.
    • "At any given time, there are somewhere between 25 and 50 active serial killers in America alone. It it really a much bigger problem than most people realize."
  • Uncanny Valley: Cheryl's latex mask that he forces her to wear.
  • Wangst: We know your life was ruined thanks to your dad getting framed by the killer, guy, but seriously complaining about 9/11 pulling attention away from his exoneration? Really?
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