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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.
Audio English dolby digital.