- horror reviews - MOH 2023

Brooklyn 45

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 1h 32m
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Drama, History, Horror
Plot Summary: Five military veterans, best friends since childhood, gather together to support their troubled host, and the metaphoric ghosts of their past become all-too-literal.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Could've been a stage production. Rare horror film that features an exclusively older cast. Much more of a traditional ghost story, where there may or not be an actual ghost, but the real haunting comes from sins of the past and what being in a war does to your morality. May be slow to get to the scary business, but it's to really let you get a feel for all the characters first.

Outside Reviews:

Sheila O'Malley
3 out of 4 stars -

The run-time is a bit bloated, and it takes a while to get things going. But this isn't 100% a negative (it gives you time to get to know the characters). The friendship bond is palpable. You feel the affection and closeness. This is crucial in establishing the story's emotional structure. "Brooklyn 45" is a ghost story, yes, but the ghost isn't just Clive's dead wife summoned from the beyond. It's the ghost of innocence, of ideals, of certainty, the ghost of who they were before the war as opposed to who they are now. With no enemy left to fight, they're all lost.