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MOLD! THE MOVIE
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Reviewed by: Mike Catalano

Directed by: Neil Meschino

Starring:
Ardis Campbell
Robert Fattorini
Chris Gentle

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
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What's it about
In 1984, the government has developed a special mold-centric strain of chemical warfare. However, before said strain can be put into action, it gets out during a demonstration and ends up deteriorating more than just vegetation... I'm talking humans yo!

Is it good movie?
Ah, here we have a low-budget, throwback grossfest of the highest (or should I say lowest) caliber. That doesn't mean that the proceedings were not handled with a professional "horror lovers" charm. It also doesn't mean that the flick was something that I'd choose to sit through again.

Seeing as how my early childhood horror movie education did not consist of the Troma library, I've never been a big fan of major gross-out horror/comedies. Which is why I'm surprised that I was able to sit through all of MOLD. Perhaps the filmmakers were able to strike the right chord with me in terms of storytelling and craft. Clearly, everyone knew exactly what kind of picture they were making. You'd have to be dumber than shit not to know, however I still give them props for not trying for a second to make it anything other than an all-out whack job of a ride.

The actors should be commended for making the most of what little brain activity this movie looks to dish out. The scenes of panic felt natural enough and the humor didn't come off as forced. I also enjoyed how some very memorable lines from other great movies were woven into the dialogue. There weren't any major standouts, performance-wise, but everyone did their jobs.

I also appreciated the very 80's theme music that was played throughout. Sure, it only consisted of a couple of chords, but that was how it was back in the golden age of schlocky cinema. The special effects weren't half bad either, especially for a low budget flick. I suppose I really only have one complaint, although it may be a big one. I would never feel the need to sit through the movie again.Though many aspects of the film were adequate and nicely handled, nothing blew me away or cracked me up hysterically. Nothing made me think "this is awesome" once and because of that, I can't truly give it a full-on recommendation.

Video / Audio
Video Widescreen 1.85:1

Audio English dolby digital.

The Extras
'Twas a screener, so nada.

Last Call
A total gross-out, homage to the 80's cheesefest that surprisingly was handled with care by all involved. I just wish it had a slight kick of memorable awesomeness to make MOLD a real recommendation.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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