what’s scarier than a nightmare you can’t wake up from? it’s PTSD at its darkest and cruelest. Jacob Singer’s time in Vietnam has caused him to go crazy with hallucinations of hellish disfigurements with every blink and turn of the eye...but is he hallucinating after all? it’s all so real even the viewer can’t distinguish these visions between Singer’s sick and twisted nightmares and his altering realities.
“If you're afraid of dying, and you're holdin' on, you'll see devils tearin' your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freein' you from the world.”
i’m not a huge fan of war movies, but if they were all more like this, i would. Jacob’s Ladder is definitely a psychological thriller that deserves more praise.