Jacob’s Ladder – USA, 2019

Jacob’s Ladder is a 2019 American mystery horror feature film and a remake of the 1990 movie of the same name, “that introduces new situations and characters, though it will pose similar existential questions regarding life, death, reality and perception”.

The movie was directed by David M. Rosenthal from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train), based on an early draft by Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls; The Hitcher).

The LD Entertainment-Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films production stars Michael Ealy, Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow series), Jesse Williams, Joseph Sikora and Guy Burnet.

Plot:

Jacob Singer is finally getting his life back together after the death of his brother in Afghanistan. He has a beautiful wife, a newborn child, and a successful career as a surgeon in a VA hospital.

When a stranger approaches him and tells him that his brother is actually alive and living in an underground shelter with other homeless vets, Jacob’s life starts to unravel. He begins hallucinating, starts to think he is being followed by violent attackers, and becomes paranoid about the truth of what really happened to his brother…

Release:

DISH will premiere Jacob’s Ladder in an exclusive window on Dish July 25, followed by a theatrical release on August 23rd via Vertical Entertainment.

Trivia:

The title is a reference to a “biblical ladder to heaven, mentioned in Genesis 28:12.”

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