"The Ominous Project" Movie Review
The Ominous Project is an engaging film that feels all-too-real, immersing the viewer into a living nightmare that thrills, chills, and delivers an emotional roller coaster - all in 50 minutes.
The film follows a small four-person news crew out to investigate unreported child abductions in the hopes that they could not only find the children but also get the big break they need to gain recognition in the reporting world.
The cast performed fantastically. I oftentimes forgot I was watching a film and thought I was watching real footage. That's how expertly the film was acted. Shreco Bakari was the most impressive of the bunch, bringing intensity and a commanding presence to the screen. Cosette Bolt brought a freshness to cinema that it desperately needed. She was honest, real, and didn't try to be over-the-top. She proved that she has what it takes to go far as an actress. Amanda Arnold also has the potential to make it far in showbiz, as her acting was snappy, in-your-face, and straightforward, something other actors could use more of, honestly.
Shreco Bakari deserves high commendation, not only for his acting, but also for the fact that he wrote and directed this film. He has sure talent and I look forward to seeing where his career goes from here.
There was only one point in the film where I thought 'really?' but that was it. The Ominous Project is damn near-perfect; the best thriller since The Blair Witch Project.
I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
© 2018 Nathan Jasper