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Shana Lee Klisanin,
Loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child. Written by
In the intro we see some Latin guy get killed by some Spanish-speaking something. We learn that a percentage of homeless in Los Angeles somehow live in storage units.
A homeless guy with mental issues, named Gabriel, living in his car receives a key from his brother. His parents wanted him to have it. It's a key to a storage unit. At the storage facility he meets the mean boss who warns him that any violation of the regulations will get his property seized. Also there is the cute attendant who likes him.
Earlier we met a homeless couple that lives there. The girl is pregnant. Suddenly a creepy lady appears who kills the guy and keeps the girl in a cage and is very interested in the baby.
We meet some of the other tenants. An old mute guy who writes on a typewriter. Two hookers. A young kid and his hot mother (the lovely Vida Guerra who unfortunately gets little screen time).
Gabriel finds a chest in his unit and some junk. The chest is locked. When he finally opens it there's a folder with old newspaper clippings about a missing woman and a child.
The creature lady appears a couple of times and the tenants sort of know about her. She pushes her long black nails into people's heads and that's when we see some flashbacks.
Turns out she was a girl somewhere in Latin America eager to make it to the US, so she hires some lady to do some witchcraft/santeria so she'll find a man to take her to America. And she does. But this guy is violent and nasty and kills her at some point while she is in advanced stages of her pregnancy. Actually the guy is the old guy with the typewriter.
So Gabriel and survivors will have to confront the creature as we learn more about this woman and about Gabriel's identity.
A horror movie about the homeless sure is uncommon. The question is whether that's something you'll want to see. But then again this movie isn't about the homeless you'll run into in LA, but rather a fairly young and attractive bunch. Problem is setting a movie in a storage facility is rather limiting and also not appealing. The movie does look very good though. There are problems with the audio, often sound effects get in the way of understanding what is being said. But as often happens with movies these day, not a lot is said. There's very little dialogue and so you can't really care about any of the characters. Gabriel makes a weak lead. That's a common problem with characters with mental problems. Things improve when the lovely attendant and her hot friend are on screen. The background story of the villain is pretty good, that's what this movie should have focused more rather than on the various storage facility tenants.
They tried to do something different here but could have done more.
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