Film critic Louis Fehrey was furious after he saw the film, claiming that it insulted his intelligence, the intelligence of the American people, and the intelligence of cinema. As "revenge," Fehrey spent weeks collecting every single American review of the film. He then published an article in USA Today, stating that 98.7% of Disaster Movie (2008) reviews were negative.
Disaster Movie (2008) occupied the #1 spot on the IMDb Bottom 100 for almost four months, from shortly after its August 2008 release until December, when it was dethroned by Sweetie Pie (2000), an obscure thriller starring Paris Hilton. The film returned to #1 on the Bottom 100 when Sweetie Pie (2000) disappeared from the Database.
This was the first movie Kim Kardashian West appeared in. According to Gary "G Thang" Johnson, their brief on-screen kiss continually had to be reshot as Kim wasn't convincing. He said she was so timid about kissing him and he had to coach her through it.