Jacob’s Ladder (1990) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw video series (released under the Revisited banner), and in this one we’re looking back at Jacob’s Ladder (watch it HERE), the 1990 horror thriller directed by Fatal Attraction‘s Adrian Lyne. To hear why we think Jacob’s Ladder is a movie you need to watch as soon as possible, check out the video embedded above!

Jacob’s Ladder has the following synopsis:

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer’s chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

The film stars Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Patricia Kalember, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Eriq La Salle, and Ving Rhames. Bruce Joel Rubin wrote the screenplay, and won an Oscar for writing Ghost the same year this movie was released.

Our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films that, for one reason or another, don’t get as much love as we think they should. We know plenty of you horror hounds out there will have seen many of the movies we pick, but there will be plenty of you who have not.

The Jacob’s Ladder episode of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw was Written by Gaius Bolling, Narrated by Shawn Knippelberg, Edited by Paul Bookstaber, Produced by John Fallon and Tyler Nichols, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Have you already seen Jacob’s Ladder, and if so, are you a fan of the movie? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

A couple previous episodes of the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series can be seen below. To see more, and to check out some of our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.