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)
Destination Wedding

Meat Cute: When Action Stars and Rom-Coms Collide

By Jacob Trussell 

12 films celebrating the lighter side of some of our best known action heroes


The Masculine Parable of Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

By Jacob Trussell 

This Storytellers¬†video essay explores Mann’s “meditation on masculinity.”

News Media

Instruments of Mass Persuasion: Fear and Media in Film

By Jacob Trussell 

Media has changed less than you think since the 20th century.

The Faculty Raining

School’s Out Forever: 10 Fictional Institutions We’d Rather Not Attend

By Jacob Trussell 

Going back to school could always be worse!


Healing Through Expression: Guillermo del Toro and Trauma

By Jacob Trussell 

Dark fairy tale cinema can help heal in times of distress.


A Film Guide To Castle Rock

By Jacob Trussell 

Every town has its secrets, but they’re never more terrifying than in the world of Stephen King.


You Should Be Watching ‘Graves’

By Jacob Trussell 

A neon-soaked pastiche for the VHS generation, ‘Graves’ is the web series you didn’t know you needed.

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The Scouts Guide to the Unconventional Camp Film

By Jacob Trussell 

Who likes “Kumbaya” anyways?!

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Nouveau Shamanic: The Enigmatic Style of Nicolas Cage

By Jacob Trussell 

With his upcoming film ‘Mandy’ destined to be the next chapter in the Cult of Cage, what’s behind the vitriol and fascination of this polarizing actor?