The Mold knows!
There’s going to be a lot of head-scratching once you finish watching this one, folks. Motivational Growth is the directorial debut from Don Thacker and believe me, it puts the ‘crazy’ in batshit crazy. The film has turned up in some festivals, and the trailer itself has actually been around for quite a while, but now that Canadian distributor Indiecan Entertainment has recently picked up the rights to the film we’re finally seeing people talk about this batty looking flick. Body horror is a fun genre because there are so many different ways filmmakers can make their audiences squirm, and Motivational Growth looks like it’s going to do just that while frying your brain in the process.
There really aren’t enough words that I can string together to describe this flick, but one thing worth noting is that horror favorite Jeffrey Combs stars as the talking mold. Nuff said. Check out the trailer below, and don’t say that I didn’t warn ya!
In Motivational Growth, Ian Foliver (Adrian DiGiovanni), a depressed and reclusive man in his 30s, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (‘Re-Animator’ star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus born of the filth in a neglected bathroom, works to help Ian clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. The Mold has big plans for Ian, but they may not be as innocent as they seem. A labyrinthine-narrative follows, full of colorfully-drawn characters and gruesome body horror.
Right now Indiecan Entertainment is eyeing a multi-platform release in 2014. Also starring in the flick is Adrian DiGiovanni, Danielle Doetsch, Ken Brown, Samori Sykes, Robert McConnell, Laura Carlson and Hannah Stevenson.