Exclusive release details/art: “MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH,” with Jeffrey Combs


The star of RE-ANIMATOR takes one of his most unusual roles yet in the fest-favorite horror/drama MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH. We’ve got the scoop on the movie’s upcoming North American release, plus the first look at the promo/cover art.

A trio of companies are joining forces to distribute MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH, which is synopsized thusly: “Ian Foliver [Adrian DiGiovanni, pictured above], 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 [voiced by 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.”

The film will hit VOD worldwide September 30 (via Devolver Digital Films in most countries, and Indiecan Entertainment in Canada), Blu-ray and DVD in Canada on the same date and DVD in the U.S. the following week on October 6 via Parade Deck Films. The discs will include the following special features:

• Audio commentary by actors Combs and DiGiovanni and writer/director Don Thacker
• Photo gallery
• Trailers

The Blu-ray will also include additional behind-the-scenes material; advance copies will be available at the Indiecan booth at Toronto’s FanExpo/Festival of Fear, running August 28-31. “I’m incredibly excited for MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH to infect the global populace,” Thacker tells Fango. “It has festered in my mind for over a decade, and now gets to burst forth into everyone’s eyeholes. I can only hope that this release is as entertaining to watch as it was to make.” Check out the trailer below the art and visit the film’s official website and Facebook page.


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