We follow Jacob, a Vietnam veteran with a post traumatic stress syndrom. Jacob slowly starts to loose his mind and we get flashes from his war-time, current time, but also things that almost seem to be visions, or rather: nightmares. When one of his former buddies dies and Jacob meets his other group members, it appears that he is not alone in his road to hell.
“Jacob’s Ladder” is a well-told and well-built-up film with a proper story. There is also a great Cronenberg-like scene and the tension raises nicely. Indeed, a recommended (re)watch.