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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Noel Clarke
Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Laura Haddock.
Directors
Johannes Roberts.
Screenwriters
Noel Clarke.
Running Time
86 minutes

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Storage 24
Attack The Lock-up


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Plot
A mysterious military cargo plane crashes near a London storage warehouse, releasing a strange entity from its container unit. Meanwhile, Charlie (Clarke), freshly dumped and moping, heads to the lock-up where ex Shelley's (Campbell-Hughes) belongings are stored to win her back. Neither they, nor their friends, know what they're locked in with...


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Storage 24
During a city-wide crisis, a disparate group including Charlie (writer-producer Noel Clarke) and his estranged girlfriend (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), several friends (Colin O’Donoghue, Laura Haddock) and a mad hermit (Ned Dennehy) are trapped in a London storage facility which is invaded by a tentacle-claw-finger-faced monster. This is a knows-its-place B picture which manages decent suspense and horror. It has to get past needless relationship chat at the start, but the monster-dodging is compelling, the creature design is good and there are a couple of in-your-face jumps.


Verdict
One or two serious scares and some excellent creature design work make this a superior British horror sci-fi.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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Bore-age 24

Horrendously derivative would-be horror thriller finds a group of not terribly interesting young people trapped in a storage unit with a rampaging alien monster after them. Unfortunately, the alien doesn’t get through nearly enough of them. This was an attempt by Clarke to do something more commercial after “Kidulthood” and “Adulthood” but his disinterested performance and terrible Die Hard impersonation is only marginally less ridiculous than the monster. ... More

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Posted by RJNeb2 at 01:09, 27 February 2015 | Report This Post


Storage twenty-bore!!!!

THREE STARS? Are you serious Empire? I found the whole thing dragged out, dull and the characters were so wooden and one dimensional I was just wishing the alien would come and rip their heart out and be done with it! What this is doing released in ciemas I don't know, I think this barely merits a DVD release. The only decent bit of the film is the end where you think the characters have escaped, to be confronted with a post apocalyptic London, where alien ships are seeing off the Shard. That a... More

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