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Magnet's 80's Inspired 'Bad Milo!' Dated For Home Video

The awesome Bad Mil! is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 21 from Magnolia HomeEntertainment. Extras include Commentary, Making of Bad Milo! and AXS TV: A Look at Bad Milo!.

Duncan’s (Marino) mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist, who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.

Ken Marino, Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root, Patrick Warburton all star.

Read our review here. READ MORE

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[BD Review] 'Bad Milo!' Is As Relatable As It Is Ridiculous

Bad Milo! is absolutely regoddamndiculous. And I mean that in the nicest of ways.

Ken (Ken Marino) is an average married man struggling with everyday stresses that he continuously bottles up. That is until the physical manifestation of his dark side actually emerges from his rectum. Yes, Bad Milo revolves around a demon that lives inside Ken’s bum and comes out to kill those who have caused him undue stress. Initially thought to be a polyp, Milo finally takes form in a cross between the baby from the TV show Dinosaurs and Belial from Basketcase. With the guidance of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), Ken begins to make peace with his demons…er…demon.

For as absolutely absurd as the plot is, Bad Milo! works if audiences can get past the silliness. Most adults can relate to at least one or two of Ken’s life stresses: His mom (Mary Kay Place) is overbearing, his dad (Stephen Root) is a deadbeat, his wife (Gillian Jacobs) is loving, yet demanding, and his boss is a big jerk. This makes the idea of someone bottling their frustrations to a breaking point the strongest part of the narrative. Combine that with Ken Marino’s convincing portrayal of Ken and his believable interaction with the Milo puppet, and you have a well rounded film. READ MORE

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The script centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.

Official: Duncan’s life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss, a nagging mother, a deadbeat new age dad, and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife, his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist, who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.

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[News Bites] Jessica Lange Spotted On "Coven" Set; Puerto Rico Haunted By 'The Conjuring'; 'Bad Milo' Goes Green

Here’s a quick round of news bites, beginning with a look at star Jessica Lange on the set of the now-filming American Horror Story: Coven,” FX’s third season that’s coming this fall. The new “AHS” anthology is about a coven of witches. Check out some fan-snapped pics from the set by clicking here.

We also have a Latin poster for the Puerto Rico release of James Wan’s The Conjuring that’s 50% cool. It’s from the infamous “hand-clapping game” scene, only it comes off very limp on the poster. Wan’s haunter is nearly $00M at the domestic boxoffice, which is big news for the horror community.

Lastly, check out a green band trailer for Magnet’s Bad Milo!, which is supposed to be pretty hilarious. “The script centers on a man (Ken Marino) with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.” It opens on VOD August 29 and in theaters October 4. READ MORE

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Exclusive: Cuddle Up With This Hilarious New 'Bad Milo!' Poster!

“Embrace your inner demon.”

I am literally dying to see Magnet Releasing’s newly titled Bad Milo!, Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy acquired out of the SXSW Film Festival this past March (read our review). Luckily, the wait isn’t too long as it will open on all VOD platforms August 29th with a theatrical run beginning October 4.

Magnet was cool enough to give Bloody Disgusting your first look at the film’s official one-sheet, and it’s a doozy! Easily a contender for “best poster of the year” award, the image shows star Ken Marino cuddling up with his new “imaginary” friend, Milo, who lives in his ass. Yeah…

The pic centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.

Marino plays said man, alongside Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root and Patrick Warburton. READ MORE

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Magnet Hits the Toilet and Squeezes Out First Footage From 'Bad Milo!'

Magnet Releasing has shared an early sneak peak trailer for Jacob Vaughan’s newly titled horror comedy Bad Milo, which was acquired out of the SXSW Film Festival this past March (Evan Dickson really liked it). It will open on all VOD platforms August 29th.

The pic centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.

Ken Marino plays said man, alongside Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root and Patrick Warburton.

Thanks to ‘Fabien M.’ for the tip! READ MORE

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[SXSW '13] Magnet Releasing Has A Sinking Feeling In Their Gut Named 'Milo'

North American rights to Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Milo went to Magnet Releasing before SXSW officially closed last weekend, marking another genre-leaning sale out of Austin, reports Deadline.

Ken Marino stars in the Duplass Bros.-produced pic as a man who has a demon living in his colon that attacks those around him when he’s anxious. Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root, and Peter Stormare co-star.

The film centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.

Magnet is targeting a release later this year.

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[SXSW '13 Review] Gory 'Milo' A Cross Between 'Ghoulies' and 'Knocked Up'

Horror and comedy go together like, well, they usually don’t go together all that well. Sometimes it works, and we get a gem of a lifetime – think James Gunn’s Slither. Besides Evil Dead, I was incredibly jealous that Evan Dickson was on hand for the world premiere of Milo, a new horror comedy starring the brilliant Ken Marino as a man with intense stomach trouble who horror that he actually has a demon living inside his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge. Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root and Patrick Warburton also star.

The odds seemed against Milo after the Sundance Film Festival flop Hell Baby, but thankfully Dickson has some great news:

“Milo has laughs, ideas, gore and heart to spare and it never fails to entertain,” says Dickson. “Better than you thought it would be – this Ghoulies meets Knocked Up approach works surprisingly well.

Read the review in its entirety by clicking here. READ MORE

[BD Review] 'Milo' Is A Surprisingly Funny 'Ghoulies' Update

For a movie about an ass demon – literally a creature that repeatedly comes out of (and escapes back into) Ken Marino’s ass – Milo is a remarkably cohesive film, both thematically and tonally. While I’m a huge fan of the talent involved, the central conceit seemed sketchy at best and I walked into the theater expecting to laugh for a few minutes before being worn down by the film’s subject matter. Color me surprised. Not only did I laugh consistently throughout the film’s running time, I found the movie as a whole to be remarkably more cohesive than anticipated.

Milo is the story of Ken [Ken Marino], an affable pushover with a history of slight erectile disfunction and persistent 90 minute bowel movements. His wife, Sarah [a great but slightly underutilized Gillian Jacobs], is beautiful and patient and craves a child. But Ken too often finds himself at the mercy of his own weaknesses when it comes overcoming the stress he associates with standing up for himself (in situations both hostile and loving).

It’s worth summarizing Ken’s emotional difficulties because, admirably, the film maintains an almost laser-sharp focus on them when it could have been content to just coast on the more juvenile surface aspects of its concept. That’s not to say Milo isn’t juvenile, it is – and gloriously so – but for every bloody joke or splash of toilet humor, there’s a reasonably well thought out connection to the obstacles that Ken needs to overcome in order to be master of his domain. Not only does this concern his dealings with his comically evil boss [Patrick Warburton], but (more interestingly) it also means he needs to tweak the dynamics of his relationship with Sarah – who is nothing if not patient and understanding. Sarah loves Ken enough to start a family with him, a responsibility he doesn’t quite feel equipped for in light of his tenuous employment situation and family history.

But family comes to Ken anyway in the form of the ass demon Milo (originally misdiagnosed as a colon polyp). Milo essentially functions as Ken’s Gremlin version of Tyler Durden – a violent extension of his id that will stop at nothing to do the job Ken himself cannot do and violently dispatch any source of stress in gory fashion. Problem is, stress doesn’t only come from negative developments, it comes from positive ones as well, and Ken needs to learn how to cope with those in order to keep them from being destroyed.

I fear I may be describing Milo as if it’s some sort of dramatic chamber piece. It’s not. As most comedies of this scope go, it’s charmingly slipshod and throws more jokes at the wall than it can handle. Still, most of them stick. I found myself laughing with alarming regularity and anticipating the replay value I’d find even in some of the more minor exchanges. Milo operates on the small visual scale of a Mike Judge comedy but trades in the absurdist personal satire of a David Wain film and, as a result, it often doesn’t find its optimal bearing between the two aesthetics. But those are good problems to have.

Milo has laughs, ideas, gore and heart to spare and it never fails to entertain. Better than you thought it would be – this Ghoulies meets Knocked Up approach works surprisingly well.

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[SXSW '13] Festival Poster For 'Milo' Worthy Of Being Flushed

Hell Baby didn’t seem to “wow” anyone at this past January’s Sundance, but we’re all hoping that Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Milo plays this coming March’s SXSW Film Festival like gangbusters.

In the film, “A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.

Ken Marino plays said man, alongside Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root and Patrick Warburton. Check out the festival one-sheet, which is pretty crappy (lame pun intended), courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. READ MORE

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[SXSW '13] Patrick Warburton Doesn't Like What He Sees In This 'Milo' Pic!

I’m a huge fan of Ken Marino (Wanderlust, “Party Down”, Role Models) so I’m definitely looking forward to checking out Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Milo next month at SXSW. Bonus? It’s produced by the Duplass Brothers (Cyrus, Baghead). In this pic – from AICN – Patrick Warburton’s character is nonplussed by Marino’s intestinal demon.

In the film, “Duncan’s (Ken Marino) life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by an unreasonable boss (Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (Mary Kay Place), a deadbeat dad (Stephen Root), and a sweet yet pressuring wife (Gillian Jacobs), his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.

Ken Marino plays said man, and we’ve scored the film’s first ever image that displays Marino losing his mind over “something.” Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs and Stephen Root also star.

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[SXSW '13] First Look At 'Snap'; Demon Comedy 'Milo' To Premiere

Marking its 20th Anniversary, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the features lineup for this year’s Festival, running March 8 – 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. They’ve announced 109 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2013. While the Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 6, two genre projects have already been revealed.

First up is the world premiere of the Duplass Brothers’ Milo, directed by Jacob Vaughan. In the comedy starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root and Mary Kay Place, “A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.” Check out the EFM sales poster inside.

We’ve also added your first ever look at Youssef Delara and Victor Teran’s Snap, starring Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Scott Bakula, and Jason Priestley. The film is “A stylish psychological thriller set against the underground dub step DJ scene that takes the audience on a dark and terrifying journey into the depths of the psychopathic mind as it threatens to explode into horrific violence.

Take a look at Jake Hoffman and Thomas Dekker in the film below. READ MORE