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Horror fans rejoice! The newest installment in The Ominous Project universe is here and it couldn't have come at a better time. In the midst of a global pandemic, nothing gets the blood pumping more than a horror film about...well, a pandemic. Dubbed Isolation, Shreco Bakari's newest short film will leave you in a paranoid stupor in all the best ways.
The film follows Alicia Stone, a Registered Nurse who was just trying to get to work one day when she was told to go back home and lock up tight. Why? For what reason? It's not until her fiance Garrett arrives home that we learn a terrible truth: the world is going insane. What will it take to survive?
First off, I need to give a standing ovation to Amanda Shanely who not only played the lead Alicia, but also was in charge of the makeup and special effects work. From the bite marks to the blood work, everything looked so real and disgustingly fascinating. I loved it. Amanda is only 21 years old and pulled off the work of a seasoned professional. She has a bright future ahead of her with the talent that she possesses.
When I saw the first Ominous Project film, I was blown away. The second film was even better than the first, upping the stakes and keeping me on edge the entire time. And now, Bakari, with his first spin-off film in his ever expanding Ominous universe, has cleared the high bar once again. Mr. Bakari pours his blood, sweat, and tears into his films and the effort shows splendidly. At this point, I shouldn't be surprised at how great his films are, but each time is like the first time all over again. Probably the best thing about Bakari's films is how cohesive the cast is. Everyone works well with everyone and it seems like there's a remarkable amount of respect amongst the entire crew.
In conclusion, Isolation is the perfect addition to a perfect series which has been released at the perfect time. It's pretty gutsy to release a pandemic film during a pandemic but, hey, as it turns out, it's just what we need right now. I give the film a 3.8 out of 4.
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