BLACK MOLD on TUBI is a new psychological horror movie that has played at several film festivals with success. With a runtime of around an hour and a half, it doesn’t run too long. Read our full Black Mold movie review here!
BLACK MOLD is a new TUBI horror movie with a psychological storyline. This means slow burn and a whole lot of mind games. If that’s your sort of thing, then you definitely want to check out this new TUBI horror movie addition.
This is a movie that has run at several film festivals with success, so you know the quality is there. I did feel it was a bit longer than it needed to be. However, with a runtime of just 92 minutes, it isn’t by much at all.
Continue reading our Black Mold movie review below. Find it on TUBI from December 7, 2023.
Photographers on an adventure
In Black Mold, we meet the photographer Brooke (Agnes Albright from season 2 of True Detective) and her friend, Tanner (Andrew Bailes), who is also a photographer. The two sneak around old abandoned houses and buildings to take photos.
They also enter these off-limits buildings, which means they also ignore any and all warnings not to do so. After all, it’s for the sake of art. Okay, and also they seem to both enjoy the adrenaline rush. They even have a getaway driver, CJ (Caito Aase from Revealer), which does make it feel even more “illegal”.
While out on a day of taking photos at several locations, they finally arrive at their “holy grail”. A place called Franklin Hill, which no one seems to know what was. There are rumors of what happened there, but no one knows anything for sure. Only that it’s now abandoned.
Or so they thought because after having seen part of it, they come across a dangerously paranoid squatter. He’s portrayed by Jeremy Holm (Brooklyn 45) and I’m always happy to see him in anything. Brooke and Tanner are not happy to see the squatter because he is violent and ends up holding them captive.
A solid horror setting
Old abandoned houses are always a solid setting for any horror movie. Also, on a personal note, I do find them fascinating. The same with abandoned theme parks or entire cities. There’s just something so familiar yet extremely foreign to these “dead” places.
Whether it’s all of Manhattan in I Am Legend or a haunted place that no one lives in anymore like in Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor, I just love it.
The movies might not always live up to my expectations, but the setting makes for an entertaining watch. One that I just cannot take my eyes off, which is a perfect starting point.
Watch Black Mold on TUBI now!
John Pata is the writer and director of Black Mold and this is his feature film debut as a solo director. He also co-wrote and co-directed (with Adam Bartlett) the 2012 horror-thriller Dead Weight. Plus, he has a few short films and TV series episodes under his belt.
It does also very much feel like a filmmaker, who knows what he’s doing. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that John Pata has been an editor on 10 movies. Obviously, this also brings a lot of filmmaking experience to the table.
Black Mold has been playing at several genre film festivals already. It won Best Indie Feature at this year’s Panic Fest in the US, and now it’s coming to TUBI for all of us to watch. Also, it’s worth staying around for the beginning of the end credits. It’s with this scene the movie actually ends!
Black Mold will debut exclusively on Tubi on December 7, 2023.
Writer/director: John Pata
Cast: Agnes Albright, Andrew Bailes, Jeremy Holm, Caito Aase, Maisie Merlock
When Brooke encounters a stranger in an abandoned building, her traumatic memories surface, and she must either find closure or let fear consume her.