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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 Scary Fun 

The 10 Scariest Films of the 1990s

It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. The 1990s have a bad rep of being the “off” years of horror, but this is […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Real Story of JACOB’S LADDER: Government Drug Tests and “the Ladder”

In 1990, movie audiences were captivated by director Adrian Lyne’s psychological horror film JACOB’S LADDER. The story of a Vietnam veteran whose combat experience left him suffering from flashbacks and strange hallucinations, the film put a spotlight on the American military’s use of chemical and biological weapons during the Vietnam War. In the film, they […]

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 […]

Films TV 

THE WALKING DEAD, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and a Whole Lot of Clowns – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

The biggest horror TV shows in the world might be joined by the weirdest horror TV show in history, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This week on the Horror News Rundown we’re looking at hit shows, exciting upcoming blockbusters, clowns… and klowns? Read on, if you dare… AMERICAN HORROR STORY: You Know, For Kids! […]

Films 

5 More Totally Trippy Drug-fueled Horror Films

Last week, we posted 5 awesome trippy drug-fueled horror films on Blumhouse.com. Check our first five out here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/11/20/lets-get-high-5-trippy-and-wild-drug-horrors/ We thought we would continue the trip and drop five more. Time to open your mind…   NAKED LUNCH (1991) Some would argue that this is not a true horror film, but it scared the hell […]