Shudder has commissioned Brooklyn 45, a new supernatural thriller from writer and director Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here).
According to Deadline, the film “is set on a freezing evening in December 1945, as five military veterans gather together in the ornate parlour of a Brooklyn brownstone. Best friends since childhood, they have reunited to support their troubled host—but when his invitation for cocktails turns into an impromptu séance, the metaphoric ghosts of their past become all-too-literal.”
Geoghegan wrote the screenplay with help from his late father, a disabled Air Force veteran and history teacher. “Since losing my dad, I’ve been obsessed with bringing the powerful, timely script we collaborated on to the screen,” the filmmaker told Deadline. “A story of the ghosts, rage, and toxicity that follow all human conflict, the heart of Brooklyn 45 beats just as poignantly today as it did when the film was set, 76 long years ago.”
Anne Ramsay (The Taking of Deborah Logan), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), Jeremy Holm (The Ranger), Larry Fessenden (Jakob’s Wife), Ron E. Rains (The Onion’s Film Standard) and Kristina Klebe (Halloween) star in Brooklyn 45. The film is currently in production and is set to hit Shudder in 2022.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)