[Movie Review] – Ostinato

Directed and Written by Luke Luoh

In the book world, this film would be the equivalent of a good flash fiction horror – bite sized, but filled exclusively with pieces that move the story along. It comes in at 5 minutes and 41 seconds.

Ostinato tackles something serious. Something that affects every single one of us, but what am I referring to exactly? You’ll have to watch the film to know for yourself.

Here’s what you need to know: it was shot in 48 hours, but doesn’t feel like it was. Meaning it’s a complete story, it’s shot well, the ending was satisfying, and the practical effects were spot on.

Barrett Coates portrays John Fields, our protagonist. For who he was playing, I thought he brought his character to life in a really subtle way. Yet during those pressure building moments to the intense moments, he nailed it. The supporting cast all did a great job as well.

This movie is perfect to give you a great idea who Luke Luoh—writer and director—is and what he has to offer. There’s a reason Ostinato won 18 different awards at a slew of festivals. It’s simply a good film.

Review by Patrick R. McDonough
Twitter: @PRMcDonough

Published by Dead Head Reviews

Dead Head Reviews is a platform that promotes authors, publishers, film makers, and just about anyone you can think of in the horror community. They mainly focus on the book industry, but if something is horror-related, they want to get their hands on it.

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