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Mold! It Isn’t Just the Mustaches that are Epic

There are two widely different experiences I often have with films in terms of expectations. The first is when I go to watch the flick with high expectations, and have them brained on the rocks. And then there is the second, which is always pleasant. This second version is when I have low expectations, and have them exceeded. Such is the case with Mold! directed by Neil Meschino.
Mold! written by Dave Fogerson and Neil Meschino, takes place in 1984. Some scientists in the desert have developed a fast spreading mold for the military as a biological weapon. And everyone in the facility has super awesome mustaches. That’s not crucial to the plot, it just made me happy.
The film is obviously a throw back to those 50’s flicks about experiments gone wrong, but mixed with a little bit of 80’s low budge horror. It’s funny as fuck, and for a movie with an obviously small budget, the acting is pretty good. My favorite performance was that of Edward X. Young as Colonel. He had me guffawing through out the duration of the proceedings. Also, Lawrence George as Dr. Roger Bolton manages to somehow rope in your attention, despite being surrounded by moldy peeps and overt 80’s throw-backery.
I’m always pleased when a first time film maker knows their limitations, and manages to work with them and make something great. Mold! is a case of this.
If you want a film with epic staches, gore, mold, and laughs, check out Mold! And yes, the title has an exclamation point. I’m off to go work on growing a mustache.


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