There is a line in the movie to explain the state of the world that is something like this "Guns and explosives could do very little against the creatures". Just to later in the movie, they kill a creature with the most generic century old design shotgun shooting some standard buckshot. That really rustled my jimmies. It felt almost like some shit hollywood liberal propaganda trying to say that guns failed to keep us safe, just to one hour later they save the day with the help of a gun. So this family could kill the creature with a shotgun and the army failed with much better weapons? Fuckin bullshit. A Ma-Deuse would mown those fuckers that looked like a rip off of the Resident Evil lickers.