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Moldman: a short film

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Prepare for the dumbest 5-10 minute “”"""“horror”""""" movie you’ll ever witness. Some of the directions can be confusing because I wrote it with a specific house in mind for the set, and it was difficult to describe certain things, so bare with it.

FADE IN:
The silhouette of a cat sits in a window sill. The cat turns and jumps down. The muffled sound of urination into a toilet is heard.
INT. HALL – EVENING
The sound of a toilet flushing is heard.
INT. BATHROOM – EVENING
HANDS
are being washed in a sink. The water is shut off and the man attached to the hands leave the room. BOB goes to his bedroom, where we see the window sill again. He climbs into bed and tries to fall asleep.
FADE TO:
BLACK
Disturbing noises are heard.
BOB
awakens. Not a minute has passed. He turns over and goes back to sleep.
FADE TO:
BLACK
BOB
awakens. He feels something on his hand. He lifts his hand to look and sees
BLACK MOLD
growing across his hand. He tries to scrape it, but it won’t come off. He jumps out of bed and runs to the kitchen, grabbing a butter knife out of a drawer. The knife doesn’t do a thing. In a panic, Bob grabs a cleaver and starts chopping at his wrist to stop it from spreading. The wall is sprayed with blood. Bob screams in pain and runs out the back door. He runs out into his backyard and collapses to his knees in the snow.
BOB
awakens. He is still in bed. His hands are unharmed. It was just a dream. It is dawn. He hears the cat meowing, and he gets up to check on it. The sound of the cat leads him through the kitchen to the basement doorway. The cat stops meowing.
BOB
Cat?
He walks down the staircase. He is wearing one sock, loosely, the other having come off in his sleep. As he turns the corner, just beyond the couch he sees
BLACK MOLD,
pulsing, growing.
MOLD
Hello, Bob.
Bob books it to the stairs. His sock causes him to slip a little. He pulls the sock off and throws it down as he continues up the stairs, slamming the door behind him at the top. He is breathing heavily.
BOB
What the hell?
MOLD
seeps underneath the door, and Bob jumps away. He kicks at it, forcing it to retreat into the basement.
INT. BATHROOM – DAY
Bob enters the room and looks in a shelf. He grabs a bottle of Lysol and returns to the basement doorway. The door swings open and Bob moves slowly down the staircase.
THE MOLD
appears. Before Bob can squirt the mold, his foot slips on the sock he left there before and falls down.
THE DOOR
closes, courtesy of the mold. Bob runs behind the staircase. Suddenly, he no longer sees the mold chasing him. Bewildered, Bob backs up a little and bumps into SETH.
BOB
What are you doing here?
SETH
Moral support.
Seth laughs. Bob looks confused.
BOB
Uh…
SETH
Talk to her, nimrod!
Seth smacks him upside the head.
BOB
Ow, hey!
Seth nods toward the couch, leading Bob to direct his attention.
A GIRL
Sits alone on Bob’s basement couch, reading a book. Bob turns to Seth.
BOB
How’d she get there? What’s going on?
Seth is backing away, underneath the staircase, in darkness.
BOB
You know I can still see you, right?
Seth stares at Bob, and let’s out another laugh. He is then silent, and moves further into darkness. Bob turns and starts walking toward the girl, but he becomes intensely nervous. His direction changes to the door in front of the staircase. He enters the section of the basement and closes the door. Through the wood beams, Bob sees the girl stand up and walk to towards the door he is standing behind. He runs to the other side of the room in a panic. The door opens to reveal
MOLDMAN,
a monster of the same black mold, standing in the girl’s place.
BOB
screams. He jumps toward the couch through the wood beams as Moldman comes closer. Bob falls in front of the couch. As he stands, facing the couch, his reflection in the mirror becomes obscured by the hand of Moldman, within the mirror. The hand lunges out of the mirror and grabs his leg, pulling him back down. As his feet are being pulled into the mirror, he breaks free and stands back up.
BOB (to himself)
Where’s that Lysol?
He looks around and walks to the laundry area, searching, and he finds it. As he picks it back up, he hears noises around him. He runs to the staircase and starts backing up the steps, ready to aim the Lysol.
MOLDMAN
Appears from underneath the steps and grabs Bob’s leg.
MOLDMAN
I’ll decompose you!
Bob screams as he’s dragged to the floor. The mold begins consuming one of his feet, but he’s able to pull it out, obtaining significant injury. He crawls away from Moldman, who pursues him. He aims the Lysol and sprays at Moldman, who is hurt by the liquid, slowing him down momentarily. Bob grabs a water gun from a plastic tub, and limps over to the clothes washer. He takes a bottle of bleach and begins filling the water gun with it, but Moldman is coming towards him quickly.
BOB
Sorry, Mario, but I learned from experience…
He becomes within Moldman’s grasp.
BOB
Never trust the fungus.
Bob turns to the monster and fires the bleach.
MOLDMAN
screeches in pain, and he himself begins decomposing. Bob clears the mold of existence.
INT. BEDROOM – EVENING
Bob climbs into bed, and closes his eyes, peacefully.
FADE OUT

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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Actually, the intention was horror-comedy, but by the time I finished it seemed more like bad straight horror, haha.

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.