Monday, November 25, 2013

Storage - Review - @BrandonCSites / #Horror


Storage (2009) ***
D: Michael Craft 
C: Matthew Scully, Robert Mammone, Saskia Burrmeister, Damien Garvey 
P: After the death of his father, a young man (Scully) moves in with his uncle and starts a job at an underground storage facility, but his suspicions quickly arise as to what one of his customers is up to after witnessing the customer put a gun in his storage unit.  

On a technical level, Storage takes what could have potentially been a very drab looking setting and gives it a strong visual appeal, a striking look that manages to effectively portray the menace and eeriness of the film's principal location. The cast is solid, but newcomer Matthew Scully is the one who stands out. He's a charming, boyish lead, a breath of fresh air. However, what stands out first and foremost about Storage is the film's story.

Storage is one of those films that sneaks up on you, one of those films that takes you by surprise. You go in thinking you have it all figured out, but then Storage goes off in unexpected directions with a twisty, unpredictable story. Thankfully, Storage keeps in mind plausibility and character motivation while weaving its story, which makes the film's various twist and turns work. Storage is one of those films in which the less you know about going in, the better. So with that in mind, I won't dare give away the film's secrets. I will say, that Storage is an underrated, under appreciated, under seen gem that got lost in the crowd, but is worthy of being re-discovered by horror fans. [R] 95 mins.

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