Directed by: Neil Meschino
Written by: Dave Fogerson, Neil Meschino
Starring: Ardis Campbell, Robert Fattorini and Chris Gentle
Reviewed by: Char Hardin
“WHAT THE HELL…?”
“WE COULD HAVE USED THIS STUFF IN NAM”
During a show and tell with a congressman and colonel representing the military the mold is accidentally unleashed and within minutes the toxic mold latches on, to this silly humans and it’s every man or woman for themselves as they scramble to escape with their lives hanging in the balance of somewhere between futile and freedom.
I spent this past weekend watching MOLD and have to say I enjoyed it. It’s a quirky little film; that just oozes with an abundance of green slime and a struggle to stay alive. The main characters consisted of doctors who created the mold and the military heavy sent to observe the mold in an experiment. The special effects were gory good! I have to say, although a little on the cheesy side, there was a scene, where one of the characters becomes infected and ingests control agent (antidote) orally. The result is a fatal miscalculation that ends with an exploding stomach, which rained blood and guts onto the others. Freaking cool!
Remember the show YOU CAN’T DO THAT ON TELEVISION on Nickelodeon, where the cast at anytime could be slimed with thick lime-green slime? Well, MOLD has a slime scene that will leave you gasping. That green shit went everywhere like a volcano erupted in a tiny room. Even Dr. Matthew Kane whined, “I got it in my mouth!” It looked freaking disgusting and I can’t imagine it tasted much better.
One of the few things, that didn’t go over well with me, was the over the top description of what the mold was and how it works. It almost became like a lecture in science class and other than pop quizzes in high school, I detested…lectures.
The other thing was an early scene with the congressman. He was in the bathroom. The scene was a little too goofy. I understood the ironic nature and of what he was doing in there, but the unleashing of his trouser snake was a tad too much for this reviewer.
Minor issues aside, MOLD is the type of movie I would expect to watch on the Sy-Fy channel on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a friend. It was funny and there was one line that cracked me up and it was my favorite. Dr. Matthew Kane (Ricky Haymes) yells at the Colonel (Edward X. Young), “If you broke my glasses, I’m going to FUCK YOU UP!” When you see the movie and Dr. Kane, it is hard to imagine him bullying anyone.
It is my opinion that MOLD be watched with tongue in cheek. It was funny, but it had some serious tones. How you take the tones, depends on the viewer. For me, I saw quite a bit of humor in the movie. I would recommend renting this movie and give MOLD a 6. This movie was un-rated, so beware of violence, colorful language and more slime than you can shake a stick at.
6/28/11 Neil is correct..."MOLD...IT GROWS ON YOU!"
MOLD has that rewatchable quality to it and last night I watched it again, while drinking a green slushie. Opinion has not changed...it's still quirky, entertaining, funny as all get out and I still do not like the TROUSER SNAKE scene...however if it had been a younger one...I would say OH YEAH! For what's going on with MOLD and NEIL MESCHINO...look for him on Facebook.