Jacob Trussell

Jacob Trussell is a writer based in New York City. His editorial work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Rue Morgue Magazine, Film School Rejects, and One Perfect Shot. He's also the author of 'The Binge Watcher's Guide to The Twilight Zone' (Riverdale Avenue Books). Available to host your next spooky public access show. Find him on Twitter here: @JE_TRUSSELL (He/Him)
Brendan Fraser The Mummy

Brendan Fraser is So Much More Than An Indiana Jones Clone in ‘The Mummy’

By Jacob Trussell 

His character may be cut from the same cloth as Harrison Ford’s most celebrated role, but Fraser brings key elements to Rick O’Connell that makes his performance more than a mere pastiche.

Games In Horror Movies

10 Games in Horror Movies You Really Don’t Want to Play

By Jacob Trussell 

“Would you like to play a game” is what we would say if we actually wanted to be involved with the competitions featured in these ten films.

Horror High Rises

10 Horror Films in High-Rises That’ll Make You Break Your Lease

By Jacob Trussell 

You’re really going to wish you could afford a mortgage after visiting these horrifying apartment buildings.

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis and the Fractured Arc of Laurie Strode in ‘Halloween’

By Jacob Trussell 

We’re diving into Curtis’ accomplished performances as one of the most famous final girls in horror film history across the ‘Halloween’ franchise.

Creepiest Horror Movie Towns

10 Creepiest Horror Movie Towns Harboring Deep, Dark Secrets

By Jacob Trussell 

Major metropolises aren’t the only hot beds for murder and mayhem. Wait ‘till you get a load of the unrelenting horror these towns and neighborhoods can quickly cook up.

Best Tobe Hooper Horror Movies

10 Best Tobe Hooper Horror Movies

By Jacob Trussell 

We break down the artistry and imagination the Hoopster sowed into every horror film he made.

Patrick Swayze Dirty Dancing

The Graceful Masculinity of Patrick Swayze in ‘Dirty Dancing’

By Jacob Trussell 

As Johnny Castle, Swayze was able to demonstrate his natural strengths as a dancer and an actor interested in deconstructing masculine archetypes.

Lupita Nyongo Us Performance

The Powerful Performance(s) of Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Us’

By Jacob Trussell 

Marrying tenets of avant-garde theater and natural acting methods, Nyong’o delivered a masterclass in playing opposite sides of the same coin in Jordan Peele’s doppelgänger horror film.

Thief James Caan Diner

James Caan’s Best Performance is the Most Compelling Scene in ‘Thief’

By Jacob Trussell 

Michael Mann’s debut feature film contains arguably the ten best minutes late actor James Caan ever put to celluloid.