JACOB'S LADDER is a thought provoking piece of intellectual Horror that takes an introspective look at love, loss, fear, and death through one man's tragic journey. Tim Robbins stars as Jacob Singer, a Vietnam Vet who is haunted by demonic nightmares that begin to materialize in his daily life. As he struggles to maintain his sanity, he is reminded of an experimental drug that was administered to his entire unit which may be the cause for his descent into his own personal hell. Director Adrian Lyne toys with his audience's sanity as well, leaving the viewer just as lost and confused as Jacob is in an opening act that is filled with monstrous imagery and twisted timelines. A series of cleverly placed clues slowly work to unravel the mystery, but the greatest revelations come from Jacob's insightful chiropractor. Robbins brings out an emotional performance as the unassuming Jacob in a sad but touching role. JACOB'S LADDER combines a dark, gritty character drama with a touch of horror and fantasy.
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