West Side Storage: Depictions of Storage Units On Film

Whilst often inaccurate and far-fetched in relation to the realistic experience of container hire, storage units are a common feature of many films. From sci-fi and horror to James Bond, personal storage is a motif in popular media. In the context of an exciting narrative, storage units work as a unique setting device which can add characterization and create suspense.

Read on to learn more about famous depictions of storage units in film, as well as what to consider when looking for container hire.

Storage 24 (2012)

This British sci-fi horror film tells the story of a group of people trapped inside a storage unit with an alien in with them also. This grisly story, whilst only making $72 in the whole of America, was a hit in the UK, praised in the Guardian and Empire magazine upon release.

Like many other films which depict personal storage in a horror or sci-fi context, container hire is used as a form of suspense and intrigue. Fortunately, personal storage is a much safer, more secure, and less tense experience in real life!

Primer (2004)

Shane Carruth’s low-budget debut Primer is a mind-bending time-travel film which explores two scientists who accidentally build a time machine. Primer cost a mere $7,000 to produce and, making almost a million dollars at the box office, it was a lucrative indie success.

With authentic (and complicated) scientific dialogue left for its audience to decipher, Primer embodies an inventively naturalistic approach to the well-worn time-travel motif. Interestingly, a personal storage unit is where the two scientists store their time machine, perhaps due to the safety, security, and ease of container hire.

Skyfall (2012)

In Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond, our nation’s favourite spy retrieves his legendary Aston Martin DB5 from a personal storage unit. This car, originally seen in the 1964 film Goldfinger, has been cooped up in container hire for 48 years, still looking as thrilling and stylish as it did in the sixties.

Surprisingly in a film which involves danger and destruction, Skyfall depicts personal storage hire in a realistic light, as an effective way to store your precious goods. Whether an Aston Martin or some contents you don’t have space for at home – container hire is always an effective solution.

Looking For Container Hire?

If you’re interested in container hire, whether for commercial or personal storage, Space 4U Self Storage can help. Unlike storage units on the big screen, Space4U Self Storage provides pin-code access, 24-hour alarms, and CCTV surveillance, ensuring your personal storage contents are entirely secure.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our personal storage and container hire services. Call us today at 01344 20 30 49