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It's Coming From Inside the House! - Watch 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990) With MoPOP + Special Guest Meghan Storms

It's Coming From Inside the House! 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990)

The Museum of Pop Culture's monthly horror film series is back in May and we’ve invited Meghan Storms, a researcher examining mindfulness groups for Veterans with PTSD, chronic pain, and Gulf War Syndrome, to choose a film she feels deserves a place on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die. Meghan chose Jacob’s Ladder (1990), Adrian Lyne’s hallucinogenic meditation on the horror of war’s aftermath.

Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see this Friday, May 21:

  • Pre-film introduction with MoPOP Manager of Public Engagement Robert Rutherford and PTSD researcher Meghan Storms
  • Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay
  • Chat with Robert, Meghan, and other fans during the film
  • Post-film discussion and Q&A with Robert and Meghan where you're encouraged to be a part of the conversation!

A quick synopsis of Jacob's Ladder: Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

As with all of our virtual events, you'll need to register in advance to attend and instructions on how to join will be e-mailed to you on event day. And if you happen to own a copy of the film, make sure to get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, May 21. Otherwise, here's where you can find Jacob's Ladder online:

Meghan Storms

More about our special guest, Meghan Storms!

Meghan Storms is a licensed social worker who received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2011. She is currently a researcher examining mindfulness groups for Veterans with PTSD, chronic pain, and Gulf War syndrome. Prior to this role, she has worked as a mental health counselor serving refugee clients who had experienced war, genocide, torture, and trauma, as a case manager for adults living with HIV/AIDS, and as a social worker in a public defenders office supporting individuals on probation in mental health court. Meghan got her love of horror movies from her mom. 


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