Synopsis: In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lock down, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest
Storage 24 has at it’s core a strong premise for the kind of low budget horror genre that it ultimately fits into. Unfortunately like so many of the other cheap British horrors that fill the local supermarket bargain bin there is little here to raise the pulse or keep the attention.
It starts strong with a suspicious plane crash over central London that contrives to trap a group of people who really don’t want to be together in a huge storage locker facility. If it’s not bad enough that at the centre of the group are a couple acrimoniously separating and dividing the items they share together in the 10 meter squared cage, whatever hellish creature the plane was carrying is now trapped in there with them. What follows is the most formulaic of “pick them off one by one” story lines punctuated with a very dull love triangle.
The problem with low budgets is that you get cheap talent, which sometimes works to the advantage of the film as the actors don’t bring any other recognisable characters with them. In the case of Storage 24 cheap talent really is just that as the group of somewhat recognisable young actors minimally emote their way through the dull script. It is only the presence of Noel Clarke, who is the films anchor as well as it’s creative driver, that saves it from being a one star review. Not even the eventual reveal of the creature itself, who is about as scary as Jimmy Carter drinking a warm glass of milk in his pyjamas, can raise this bargain rate British horror from being anything other than background noise.
Conclusion: A fine idea on paper that is let down by a lack of budget and enigmatic cast to surround the genuine talent of Noel Clarke
Cast: Noel Clarke