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The only demons in room 1408 are those within you.
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
John Cusack stars as the famous author of paranormal books, Mike Enslin, who is determined to find a famous hotel room - number 1408 -, where there are rumors of supernatural events. His idea is to prove that the stories on the site are nothing but myths, but the writer will never live another terror like that.
1408 is another film based on a story written by Stephen King and contrary to many other adaptations it's a piece of crap. Honestly, the film starts out well, the first minutes are actually very promising because the original premise seems nice and the initial atmosphere works wonderfully. Yet, after half an hour within the film, we start realizing that 1408 might not…
Expanding on Stephen King's short story, Mikael Håfstrom's "1408" is a solid horror film that misses opportunities to be striking. Following an author who writes about all manner of haunted locations, the film observes the effects of a reputedly haunted hotel room on that writer. Håfstrom's direction creates on expansive and good-looking canvas, but the film's script limits how effectively "1408" plays out.
John Cusack plays writer, Mike Enslin, and puts forth a weary charisma. Spending a night in yet another hotel room reputedly appointed with apparitions, Enslin quickly finds he has gotten in over his head when the room's reputation is proved to be based in fact. It is not a standard haunted house tale or ghost story, as…
I think by now we all have the basic formula for recent Stephen King adaptations memorized by heart.
1. Have an alcoholic and lonely lead. (Author or writer optional)
2. Have a good setup and build mysterious atmosphere
3. Go full retard from there
There are exceptions to that formula of course, but 1408 is slave to this formula. It tries to break free, bless its heart, but at the end of the day its just an average little thriller with Stephen Kings weird little fingerprints all over it.
With point number 1, we have the alcoholic lead. And it looks like he went with the alcoholic AUTHOR option on top of it all! The lead, Mike Enslin happens to…
Much like watching air slowly leak from a balloon.
Starts out fine and ends up empty and flaccid.
Nice to see Stephen King branch out here. Famous for a story about an alcoholic writer who freezes to death in a haunted hotel, King now brings us this story of an alcoholic writer in a haunted hotel who ALMOST freezes to death. Really groundbreaking work.
Stephen King stories and John Cusak performances are like comfort food. They go down easy even when they're far from their best.
this is a longer "are you afraid of the dark?" episode
Hauntings usually occupy a decently sized playground for the spirits to interact with, a single hotel room however is more familiar and ominous. 1408 is an infamous room on the secret 13th floor of the Dolphin hotel. Mike Enslin is a bitter and broken writer who goes to places like this for research into his mediocre haunted house novels. It's not a cruel twist of fate that entraps him into this room, but curiousness skepticism. This drive toward the supernatural is best explained by trying to subconsciously prove that his daughter's death was truly random, and god and ghosts are noting but stories.
The movie is pretty straightforward, with a well acted engagement between John Cusack and Sam Jackson. Once…
Wait...there is a version where Mike Enslin dies?! Damn, I've always seen the version where he is dragged out of the room by the firemen and reunited with his wife. But i don't like this ending though...
Nope, this didn't worked for me at all. Snorefest.
I watched this movie while I was drunk. This is a very "trippy" movie. John Cusack is in a lot of shit movies but this one is surprisingly decent. If you watch this movie, you are not wasting your time. The director did a good job. I admit it did rattle me and some the actors sucked, not that it matters, and many critics were pessimistic, but on the wtx scale, i award 1408 3/5 stars.
edit: best scene by far lol: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyf7ayIDImw
I remember watching this movie like 20 times one summer because it kept playing on the television and I was bored.
Idk I just felt meh about it I was hooked then it didn't do it for me
Not great but i can still recall every scene that freaked me out from when i watched it like 9 years ago...
i remember watching this and feeling like i had been blue balled. i still feel like that
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…