Creative and sometimes fun, other times too forced and cartoony in its punchlines to be funny, Bad Milo is best when the comedy comes naturally out of the story. Moreover, the concept may be something out of a classic Frank Henenlotter film, yet that cult director was wise enough to use dark-humor along with pure horror. Bad Milo is often bloated in its juvenile desire to make one giggle, and hits and misses at it.
Well, that was disgusting. Vaughan's campy horror comedy seems very influenced by some seminal eighties schlock horror films and never seems to find quite the right mix of gross out and satire. Henenlotter did this a hell of a lot better with 'Brain Damage' and 'Basket Case' thirty years ago. A few minutes of inspired lunacy but not enough to recommend it.
Here's a novel idea, how about creating a modern genre movie that navigates the genre in different areas without subverting or critiquing the entire genre while creating something unique that justifies actually harking back to the genre to begin with?!?! Which this movie does in full shades! This is the type of anarchic genre goodness that contains soul that I look for!