[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘STORAGE’ REMINDS US THAT NOTHING IS SCARIER THAN A DARK BASEMENT

 

We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing a short film each week in an effort to give a signal boost to shorts we enjoy.

 

 

What’s creepier than creepy kids? Those damn storage lockers in apartment building basements. You walk down a maze of steps and random corridors, turning on lights as you go, trying to see around the stack of boxes you’re carrying…and you see something move out of the corner of your eye. No matter how old you get, the adrenaline jolt of fear from that experience never really goes away. Henry Chu and Stefan Sundberg, the filmmakers behind STORAGE, understand that and they use that familiarity we all have with thinking we have seen or heard something that shouldn’t be there in a dark, enclosed space. And, for the hell of it, they throw in a creepy kid to add nightmare fuel to the fire.

 

There is nothing really original about STORAGE, but it puts its oft-used tropes together in a stylish, efficient package, resulting a surprisingly unsettling horror flick. This is just a good, old-fashioned scary movie done well and that is more than enough to satisfy my horror itch.

 

 

–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge is a writer, film fanatic, cat herder, and Daily Grindhouse news editor whose obsession with the films of Larry Cohen and sticking up for unfairly-maligned cinematic bombs can be read at his site, Obsessive Movie Nerd. You can follow him on Twitter as @MovieNerdMatt.
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