After a mysterious plane crash over central London, strange occurrences have begun to pop up all over the city, leaving London in a state of chaos. Completely unaware to this fact are Charlie and Mark, two friends headed to a storage locker to pick up Charlie's stuff after a terrible break-up. Unexpectedly on their arrival, they are greeted by Mark's ex, Shelly, and two of her friends. When the power goes out these five individuals soon discover they are trapped in a dark maze with a vicious predator on the loose. Johannes Roberts' Storage 24 is a pretty generic Sci-fi monster movie that never does enough to distance itself from the pack. Storage 24 has some pretty good horror bits but it borrows heavily from the Alien franchise and just doesn't bring anything new to the genre. While the horror is decent and the film is plenty violent, the character narrative centered around a love triangle that unfolds between Charlie, Shelley, and Mark is just poorly written and dis-genuine. The film does a decent job of exploring the dynamics around Charlie and Mark who have to fight together to survive but clearly don't care much about each other are all well and fine until Mark's character wonders off into the realm of unbelievability. Storage 24 certainly deserves credit for being a lean and well paced film but it's just incredibly cheesy and not in the self-aware type of way. There are so many sequences throughout this film that made me laugh and it sure didn't seem to be the filmmakers intention. The best aspect of the film has got to be the brutal nature of the violence, with this creature really pulverizing its victims in gore-inducing fun. Overall Storage 24 is totally average, bringing nothing new to the table with its derivative story and decent creature design, suspense, and horror.
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