* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: the song that plays over the end credits:
--> ''Darlin' I love you, but leave me the fuck alone...''
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The temperamental and foul-mouthed Mayor is likely the most popular character in the film.
* HideYourGays: Margaret being a lesbian is only brought up twice and briefly, so you'd be forgiven for not knowing she's a lesbian.
* HilariousInHindsight: Hey, MichaelRooker just got impaled by [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy a flying arrow]]! And in a James Gunn film, no less.
* MemeticBadass: According to the wrap-up tape, Bill Pardy ended up as this for the cast and production staff of the film.
* TearJerker: The look Starla and Grant share before [[spoiler:she has to blow him up.]]
* XMeetsY: ''Film/NightOfTheCreeps'' meets ''Film/TheThing1982'' meets ''Film/TheBlob1988''.