Ian B. Folivor hasn’t left his apartment in months, and it shows. He clearly doesn’t stand a chance with the lovely young neighbor he watches through his peephole, the closest he comes to human contact is fielding occasional threats from his sociopathic landlord and he may have just lost his last friend—an ancient television set named Kent.
Just when he’s ready to end it all with a powerful mixture of household chemicals, a would-be mentor appears in a most unlikely place. His self-appointed life coach promises everything Ian could ask for, but Ian is uncertain. Is his new friend a savior appeared in the nick of time, or a smooth-talking force of evil? And is it coincidence or something more sinister that brings peddlers of plasma screens pushing to replace Kent to the door just as this new influence enters Ian’s very small world?
As Ian is guided down an increasingly twisted and murky path, his doubts about his own judgment and perceptions mushroom. Amazing transformations and steps in the right direction are coupled with disjointed events and blurred reality. With no human voice of reason remaining in his life, he finds himself torn between the promising but alarming counsel of his would-be guide and the long-trusted insights of his old television set.
The Mold, a smooth talking chunk of aspergillus born from the filth collecting in Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor, Leah, and begins to receive strange messages from his broken TV that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful an well intentioned as it seems to be. Strange characters with even stranger events cast Ian’s life a sharp relief in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.
Starring the great Jeffrey Combs of Re-Animator fame as the inspirational voice of a giant talking mold, mark this one down as a must-see for me!
The film is now complete and ready to be seen by us rabid horror fans, and is playing successful test-screenings in search of a distributor. Check out their official Facebook page and website for updates on when and where we will finally get to see this film, and what we can do to help it find a distributor!