10 Best Horror Movies Of 2023 (So Far)

6. Brooklyn 45

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Rather than a prequel to the beloved sitcom starring Andy Samburg, Brooklyn 45 is a real-time séance movie written and directed by horror journeyman Ted Geoghegan.

Set at the end of World War II, the movie follows a group of military veterans who attempt an impromptu conversation with the afterlife. Things start to go very wrong for the gang, proving that there has never been a good historical period to try and contact the deceased.

Brooklyn 45 assembles a who's who of character actors, none of whom are particularly famous but all of whom have some serious credits to their name.

One of them was in House! Remember House?

Aside from its cast, Brooklyn 45 uses its outlandish premise to explore very down-to-Earth ideas. The ghosts summoned at the séance are all reflections of the characters at the table, offering some rather uncomfortable insights for everyone involved.

In short, the movie does what all good horror stories should; use a supernatural setting to explore some very human issues. Also, if you're a sucker for period pieces, then the beautifully recreated 1940s set will have you swooning in no time.


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