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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 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.
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.
Nirvana - I hate myself and I wanna die.mp3
Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel is one of the most evil villains I've ever seen in a movie. I even might be 1408 for Halloween.
Film #20 of the "September 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #1. A film that takes place entirely in one room! (you know, for the most part it does, leave me alone, it's hard to get all of these done)
Some movies can surprise you with how much better they are than they seem like they would be, 1408 did that to me twice. I saw it in the theaters when it first came out in 2007, at the time I was probably 19 or 20, and I remember that I liked it. It was one of those movies that everyone heralded for being more of a "classic" horror film, a.k.a. it wasn't so bloody or gory…
Not really frightening, but definitely intriguing. Although some of early problems Cusack's character faces come across more as comedy of the absurd. Read full review.
A film I'd wanted to see for some time, although precisely why, I'm still not sure. There's something about the horror genre -- the side of it that tries to surprise you with something mysterious or hidden, not the gore and grotesquerie -- that compels me to watch. Plus, I've had a soft spot for John Cusack ever since Better Off Dead.
Was it worthwhile? Eh, to satisfy the curiosity, I suppose. It's mostly a one-man show, and Cusack does pull it off but... <shrug/> There's really nothing new said here. Cusack's character is a paranormal-chasing travel writer who's a skeptic and doesn't believe in all of it. There's a hotel room, it's "evil", and it tries to convince him to kill himself.
Basically I satisfied my curiosity and discovered there wasn't much to be curious of.
John Cusack was the hotel the whole time! I think?
One seriously underrated Stephen King adaptation. 1408 is filled with powerful psychological torment, inventive scares, genuine emotion and has an amazing leading man performance to bring it all together. Go Cusack!
Imagine being locked up in a room that makes you relive the most tragic moment in your life over and over again but the only way out is to kill yourself. That is 1408.
It's a really solid psychological thriller, it gets a tad bit messy towards the end(a lot of plot holes) but I still enjoyed it. Also, there are two endings out there, make sure you see the creepy one.
Whether he is living in 1408 or 2012, John Cusack has always found a way to fuck up his marriage and constantly yell like a hoarse-drunk in response to things going on around him.
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