One room. Just one room. Horror and thriller movies have used the technique often. It makes a film almost like a stage play where actors and actresses can shine. The new Shutter exclusive release, BROOKLYN 45 (2023), most certainly does this. There are only a handful of performers and truly one and only one room for 95% of the film.
A group of friends, both military veterans and intelligence employees, meet up at the end of World War II for a dinner set up by their friend and leader Lieutenant Colonel Clive Hockstatter. Though it is time to celebrate as the war has ended, Hockstatter’s wife recently took her own life. Soon, the Lieutenant Colonel has let his guests know he has another intention for the invite that is more than dinner and reminiscing.
Highly successful independent filmmaker Ted Geoghegan is back as writer/director for this new supernatural horror movie. The film stars a number of fine actors in an ensemble cast including genre favorite Jeremy Holm. Your co-hosts take a look at the recently released thriller and give their thoughts.