Jacob’s Ladder: Trailer Talk

Jacob's Ladder (2019)

Trailer Talk: Jacob’s Ladder (2019). By Megan Williams.

By now, remakes have become the norm, and I’m no longer surprised or shocked by the news of classics being remade. One such classic that is getting the remake treatment is the 1990’s horror ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. 

‘Jacob’s Ladder’ stars Jesse Williams as Jacob Singer, a war veteran who returns home after the Vietnam War and starts experiencing hallucinations and, slowly, loses his sense of reality.

The great thing about the original film was its unexpected ending (which I obviously won’t spoil), but this aspect could be the remake’s downfall: will they change the ending, thus potentially lessening the film, or will the same ending occur, despite fans of the original already knowing what it is? Here’s hoping this new version will solve that dilemma.

Despite this issue, it keeps the insanity of the original and seems to elevate it. This looks like a twisted, crazy but entertaining nightmare. And, with Jesse Williams finally gaining a lead role, this is definitely a film I’m looking forward to.

‘Jacob’s Ladder’ is in cinemas 23rd August 2019 and is an upcoming American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal and written by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. It is a reimagining of the 1990 film of the same name. The film stars Michael EalyJesse WilliamsNicole BeharieKarla Souza, and Guy Burnet.

It is scheduled to be released on August 23, 2019, by Vertical Entertainment.

“After losing his brother in combat, Jacob Singer returns home from Afghanistan — only to be pulled into a mind-twisting state of paranoia. Singer soon realizes that his sibling is alive but life is not what it seems.”

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Megan’s taste in films are interesting: her favourite films are ‘Space Jam’, Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’, as well as horror films ‘Saw’, ‘Drag Me To Hell’ and ‘Ju-On: The Grudge’. When she’s not watching films, she’ll be spending precious hours playing ‘Crash Bandicoot’.


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