Written and produced by Noel Clarke, who also stars in the movie, Storage 24 provides a different setting than usual for a horror film. This horror film takes place at a storage facility in London. Unfortunately, even though the setting is different, there is nothing special that separates Storage 24 from other horror movies.
A military cargo plane carrying highly classified contents has crashed in London while mystery predator makes its way into the storage center. Because of the plane crash, London goes into lockdown. Charlie (Noel Clarke) and his best friend Mark (Colin O’Donoghue), not knowing of the lockdown, enter Storage 24. Charlie is going through a recent break up with Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), who is already at the storage facility with best friend Nikki (Laura Haddock). Charlie, dumped by Shelley, is unaware that Shelley is already there. The facility has been having issues with power all day since the plane crash and when Charlie and Mark finally get in the facility, they get locked inside. Now, friends from the same circle are trapped in Storage 24 with an unknown predator.
An unknown predator terrorizing victims one-by-one in a trapped setting is nothing new. In the beginning, I thought the movie was going to be horribly predictable throughout, but Clarke did a nice job providing some surprises. The developing plot among the characters is enticing and will catch you some what off-guard.
Even though the predator alien isn’t anything new, Storage 24 does a great with the creature. Everything you want in a scary, killer predator is provided. The creature is mysterious, vicious and has no regard for human life. Storage 24 gives you everything a horror film should have. It has gore, jumpy moments, fear, sympathy and will leave you wide-eyed at times.
Directed by Johannes Roberts, the movie is very predictable at times and they overuse the suspenseful background music throughout. It has the occasional comedic relief, which was refreshing and the acting is good, but not superb. Mark (Colin O’Donoghue) stood out the most and did a nice job with his role.
If you especially like horror films then you may enjoy Storage 24. The ending will have you asking: “really?”, but if you don’t mind spending 87 minutes of your time, then by all means see it for yourself.
Storage 24 is released nationwide on 29th June 2012.
Watch the trailer for Storage 24 here: