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). He is available to host your next spooky public access show. Find him on Twitter here: @JE_TRUSSELL (He/Him)
Anthony Perkins Psycho

Anthony Perkins Will Always Frighten Us in ‘Psycho’

By Jacob Trussell 

60 years ago, ‘Psycho’ set the gold standard for handsome homicidal maniacs. In this column, Jacob Trussell explores Anthony Perkins’ performance as Norman Bates.

Kane Hodder

Kane Hodder Breathed Life Into Jason Voorhees

By Jacob Trussell 

Hodder was the first actor to make the undead icon from ‘Friday the 13th’ suddenly feel alive.

The Shining

Jack Nicholson Originated the Nicolas Cage Freakout In ‘The Shining’

By Jacob Trussell 

Yes, we know, Stanley Kubrick’s film isn’t like Stephen King’s novel, but we’re just here for Nicholson’s raging Jack Torrance!

Zoolander

When ‘Zoolander’ Lifted Our Spirits Amidst a National Emergency

By Jacob Trussell 

Released just two weeks after 9/11, Ben Stiller’s dopey male model movie made us laugh, even when we thought we couldn’t.

Ring

The Ending of ‘The Ring’ Explained

By Jacob Trussell 

The Japanese original and American remake take different paths to reach the same conclusion: little ghost girls are spooky af.

Hellzapoppin Devils

If You Were Stoned in 1941, You Probably Watched ‘Hellzapoppin”

By Jacob Trussell 

Modern cannabis comedies should tip their hat to this influential unsung classic.

Highmaintenance

The Evolution of Cannabis on Television

By Jacob Trussell 

Marijuana has come a long way since the “Very Special Episode” era.

Pineapple Express

The 20 Best Stoner Movies Ever

By Jacob Trussell 

No matter which way you crush ’em, roll ’em, or smoke ’em, these are the greatest movies in the canon of cannabis cinema.

Bong Joon Ho

A Guide to The Perfect Bong Joon-ho Marathon

By Jacob Trussell 

These five films will give you a complete portrait of the auteur’s career.