Kylie: What are we gonna do now?
Bill: I don't know. Probably turn into a couple of these fucked-up things.
Kylie: That's kind of negative.
Bill: Well, it's been that sort of day.
A disgusting, gore filled, B-movie, mixing horror, comedy, and romance. It is fun to watch and does not attempt to take itself seriously.
You can see the cast having a good time, mixed with enough comedy and gooeyness to maintain a morbid sense of humor amidst the madness.
The film is also tributes galore with nods to all sorts of other horror films from the past, with references mainly to all of the 80s horror films including Evil Dead, The Thing, Night of the Creeps, and tributes to directors like Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and David Cronenberg.
What's so much fun is how the comedy doesn't come from one-liners as much as it is dialog in response to how ridiculous the situations are.
Starla Grant: [as Bill goes out where the worms are] Be careful.
Bill Pardy: Yeah, there's a thought.
The plot, as ridiculous as it becomes, works because of how everyone stays true to their characters and don't turn it into winking at the camera.
It also helps that the cast includes B-movie greatness from Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry (who curses up a storm), and Michael "The Rook" Rooker.
Jack MacReady: You mean like Martians?
Bill Pardy: Martians is from Mars!
Jack MacReady: Or it's a general term meaning 'outer-space fucker.'
Bill Pardy: No it isn't!
Jack MacReady: Look it up, cock sucker!
This all makes for a light-hearted horror flick, despite how dark everything ends up being. It looks good in a slimey way, and it is a movie bound for a cult following.
Jack MacReady: Praise *Jesus*? That's fucking pushing it! This shit's about as far from God as shit can get! Either of you ever seen anything like that? You even heard of anything like that? Huh? Me neither... and I watch Animal Planet all the fucking time!