By Michael Helms
When he had to put most of his possessions into a storage facility, young Australian filmmaker Michael Craft found himself contemplating various reasons why people might use such a place—and what exactly they might have stashed behind the many locked doors. Combining these thoughts with details drawn from one of his country’s worst serial-murder sprees—which has become widely known as the “bodies in the barrels” case—Craft soon found he had the basic material for his debut feature, STORAGE. Four years later, he has come up with a tense Hitchcockian thriller that, following limited theatrical release Down Under, will make its Stateside debut care of IFC Films sometime this year, and he provided Fango with the exclusive gore pic seen below the jump.
Shot in Brisbane, STORAGE sported a crew including production Designer Michelle Sotheren and art director Christopher Cox, who performed the same duties on ACOLYTES. The movie’s solid and messy prosthetics gags were provided by Miles Blow and Jules Pitts. Craft reckons his film will appeal to those viewers who are into psychological thrillers, noting that, despite its basis in reality, the movie is more akin to J-horror in tone before adding, “STORAGE is a hard-as-nails thriller with its fair share of bloody moments.” Look for more on the movie as it gets closer to release, and see the trailer below and the official website here.