Brooklyn 45 Trailer Promises a Great Ghost Story

I’ve been anxiously looking forward to Brooklyn 45 ever since Horror Obsessive’s own Brendan Jesus gushed about the film in his Panic Fest review. He said it was the best movie he saw at the festival, so as a huge fan of ghost stories, I was pretty intrigued. I couldn’t wait to check it out for myself, and now that I’ve gotten a chance to watch the trailer, I’m more excited than ever to see Brooklyn 45.

The film is set in December of 1945, and it’s about five military veterans who have been friends since childhood. One day, they get together to help one of their own cope with the loss of his wife, and during their time together, the grieving former soldier says he wants to hold a seance. At first, the others are hesitant, but after they eventually acquiesce, the ghosts of their past become a bit too literal for their liking.

That’s a pretty intriguing premise for a ghost story, and if the trailer is any indication, Brooklyn 45 is going to execute it to perfection. For starters, the period setting here looks completely on point, and even though we only spend about a minute and a half with these characters, I already know I’m really going to like them.

But hands down, the most exciting thing about this trailer is the horror. Granted, we only get a few disjointed glimpses of the frights Brooklyn 45 has in store for us, but it’s enough to win me over. The tension here is way more effective than you’d expect from such a short trailer, and the two or three smatterings of blood let us know without a doubt that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Simply put, the Brooklyn 45 trailer absolutely nails the “just right” balance of getting us excited without spoiling anything, so I absolutely can’t wait to see the full movie. And thankfully, that wait isn’t going to be very long. Brooklyn 45 is set to hit Shudder on June 9, so it’ll be here in under a month.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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