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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!
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.
"It's an evil fucking room."
I've been Kinging for Stephen lately, and figured I'd watch this one again. It's a pretty good adaptation, even if it doesn't capture the sheer dread of the short story. 1408 is one of the scariest short stories I've ever read in fact, because as you read it, you actually feel as though you are going insane. And in this film you could change the score around in scenes and you'd think you were watching a comedy about an alcoholic with bad luck.
Mike Enslin is a skeptic horror novelist - he visits all the "haunted" locations around the country, debunking the myths and writing about them. He gets an invitation to the Dolphin Hotel…
Very underrated horror film. Scary, with a great performance by John Cusack at it's center. I am surprised this one didn't get more attention when it came out.
WAY TOO LONG, also the jittery hologram ghosts are terrible looking
An interesting well spun thriller/horror tale.
PG-13 horror done right.
Actually liked this one, though it's very forgettable.
a good horror movie. nice and creepy and not quite so predictable.
Lepszy niż zielona mila.
The short story from which it is taken is one of my favourite King items, and I was a little put out with how far it strayed from the source. However, if one is going to inflate a story that short to feature length, the way in which it was done was acceptable. Good performances elevate the rating too.
This is by far one of Steven King's best book adaptations. What I enjoyed most about the movie was its ability to change pace so often and keep you interested. The visual effects were amazing and Jackson / Cusack did a great job developing Cusack's character and the hotel room history.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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