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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.
I loved the premise of a skeptic staying at supposed haunted hotels and debunking them in his books!
Psychological trauma dispensed by top notch actors like John Cusack whom basically was a one man show and a brief appearance by Samuel L. Jackson that was equally as powerful!
John Cusack left me gasping for air when Stephen King opted to prey on some of his audience's fear of heights! Cusack took us on an devastatingly frantic rollercoaster ride that touched on sensitive nerves that left me clinging to the ceiling like Sylvester the cat from looney tunes fame!
I preferred the ending in the Theatrical version over the Director's Cut!
I would rather stay 1 hour in Room 237 of the Overlook Hotel than in 1408 of the Dolphin!
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, unsuprisingly, it's another 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 be as good as…
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.
1408 is one of those horror/thrillers that starts out really well and slowly unwinds into a bit of a mess. There's some creepy moments here and there and the camerawork is impressive but after about thirty or so minutes, the film fails to feel cohesive and like many Stephen King adaptations, plays out a little cheap. Cusack is good here but this is certainly no The Shining.
1408 is scary enough.
There are a handful of jump scares throughout, some that actually work effectively and some that are rather cheap, but "1408" still really gets under my skin numerous of times, and really is more of a psychological character study than you'd ever expect that is also an fantastic acting showcase for John Cusack's in easily one of his best performances to date. Mikael Hafstrom knows to use slow building suspense as well as a unsettling atmosphere, there's some really impressive visual work here, and you get to see Samuel L. Jackson wonderfully ham it up for the 10 minutes he gets. One of the better and most underrated Stephen King adaptations.
Even if you leave this room, you can never leave this room!
This haunting Stephen King adaption was actually a key element to my horror upbringing, since it basically created a capacious room for a certain supernatural subgenre, which I still love very much to this day. I recently rewatched the film, which unfortunately didn’t hold up as well as I hoped, but it still stands strong as a great example of a ghost story done right. I also have to say that the reason it may have worked to a lesser extent, was because I watched the director’s cut, which was the version I initially fell in love with, though I don’t know if I would prefer the original…
Vale, es una sucesión de sustos, pero me encanta como se le saca tanta miga a una única habitación, como se usan ciertos elementos para darle profundidad a una sala, como se pasa del frío al calor...
John Cusack aguanta el tirón que le requiere un relato de Stephen King.
Para mi, una de esas obras malentendidas de terror excelentes.
There are some potential for a good horror film but there are ultimately a bit too many things that don't make sense going on for it to be really believable and scary. Cusack's performance is good and i got the impression that Jackson was going to have a big part in the film but he basically only had two scenes so its rather difficult to rate his performance. It was okay with a few good moments but i probably wont be watching it again.
I love this movie. Here's why:
I often blather on about the relevance of a films release date, because as pretentious as it sounds, I figure context is important. That's not to say that every movie should get a free pass because of when it came out, because you're either entertained or you aren't. But if you're talking about a horror movie that was released in 2007, context is everything.
I saw this in the cinema on its release, and I loved every second because it wasn't torture porn, it had nothing to do with Eli Roth and was just a good old-fashioned spookfest. It's a very well made film, and even though it's heavyhanded with the emotions, it at…
Some good scares and a bit of a mindfuck film. Not a classic, but it does have its moments.
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