I thought this was a lot of fun. Lesbian melodrama, Reynold Brown inspired "insectoid" monsters and a soundtrack compilation of Francophone indie-rock. A nice blend of ironic B-movie nonsense and "quirky" contemporary romance.
This is why you listen to your parents when they tell you not to move in together. The weird acting (especially Bettis's insane accent) really worked for me and the relationship at its core was sweet enough that I didn't want anyone to turn into giant bugs. But they did. Gimmie some skin.
Missed opportunity not calling this ‘Stick Girl’. You already know McKee is going to sabotage some of the progress he makes in character development by way of the soundtrack.. but mostly this is a slow but sweet creature feature, with some odd twists and FX that harks back to The Thing and Cronenberg (just not as demented).
This was actually a strangely endearing film, it had the delicious b-movie cliches, a genuinely likeable gay romance between two very awkward but sweet characters. It's very tongue-in-cheek as you would imagine, but holds its own very well.