The Resident Evil franchise is obviously the last place you want to take away any lessons on biology, pathology or virology from. However the new(-ish) Molded enemies from Resident Evil 7:Biohazard make me curious. Could you really design a bio-engineered fungus that spawns mobile offshoot organisms? Could a bipedal, relatively fast-moving predatory creature with limited awareness of its environment really be spawned from a fungal colony? My limited knowledge of biology tells me this really strains believably given the nature of most fungi, but I've been very wrong before about what is and isn't scientifically possible, and research has shown that slime molds do in fact possess some abstract, rudimentary form of quote unquote "intelligence", so I thought I'd give this question a shot.
Here's a description of the Molded from the Resident Evil wiki:
The Molded are mobile colonies of the Mold, a hyper-evolved bacterium generated by Eveline and presumably other E-Series bioweapons. While technically the zombies of the game, they are not reanimated corpses; rather, any corpses fed to the Mold provides enough fuel to construct the filaments of a Molded from its biomatter; enough Mold in an area can be reshaped into a Molded without a body, in this way, they are similar to the Leech Zombies. They are animalistic and relentless monsters who exist only to serve and protect their E-Series creator.