The 13th Floor

Films 

How JACOB’S LADDER Explores Buddhist Concepts Through Cinematic Horror

WARNING: This essay will discuss the ending of the 1990 film JACOB’S LADDER. If you haven’t seen the film, and wish for its conclusion to remain a surprise, do not read this essay. If you do know the ending — or are righteously flippant about endings — then read on, adventurer. “And he dreamed that […]

Films 

JACOB’S LADDER Goes To Hell And Back

Recently a friend told me that one of my favorite horror films, JACOB’S LADDER, is being remade.  Naturally this makes me nervous—not just because remakes in general make me nervous, but because JACOB’S LADDER is a unique vision that seems easy to misinterpret.  In March, Bloody Disgusting reported that the “new version,” based on a […]