A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
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.
I would have rated this higher but on this re-watch I saw the directors cut of the film and the ending is completely different! I liked the way it ended in the theatrical version much better. It gives Cusack's character much more of an arc, in this version he basically has NO arc.
Other than that, this is a very well adapted short story from Stephen King. The visuals and things that happen to Enslin are right out of King's brain and the director does a good job of depicting that.
The last time I saw this movie was in the theater. I just recently picked it up at a used DVD store because I figured it would be another great movie for Anna to see. I really like this movie. It reminds me of The Shining.. Maybe a poor man's Shining but still a really good movie. Towards the end it has some really good twists and turns and the ending is just fantastic.
1408 is the poor man's The Shining, but it is strong enough to keep the chills thrilling.
Paranormal aficionado Cusack takes on a New York hotel room in this weak sauce thriller. I admit I thought it was quite funny and Cusack was good as the jaded, bored with life writer but I felt that most of the images were trotted out to either shock or tug at the heart strings but mostly I was just bored. The movie had no pulse- it was dead in the lashes, dead in the eyes.
Sempre fã de Stephen King, não tem como não assistir um filme baseado em um de seus livros.
Com aquela onda de "mindfuck" o filme te deixa um pouco maluco, mexendo não só com o psicológico do personagem mas como de quem está assistindo também.
Mike Enslin é um escritor de contos aterrorizantes que se hospeda em diversos hotéis com histórias sobrenaturais para escrever seus contos, até receber um cartão anônimo, onde menciona o quarto 1408 no Hotel Dolphin, logo o escritor pede para se hospedar lá, mesmo o gerente do hotel o avisando que já haviam ocorrido 56 mortes das mais diversas causas naquele quarto e portanto, o mesmo estava proibido de ser liberado para hospedagem...
Mike consegue convencê-lo alegando que fantasmas não existe, e logo sua jornada nesse mundo de terror psicológico começa...
I think this movie was great (at least cool) a few years ago.
I hate the John Cusack character, so douchbag for me, like Yeah Im the best in anything... But maybe I'll try it again,maybe.
"Gerald Olin: It's an evil fucking room."
Horror movies are where it's at. If I am looking for a good movie to watch with my friends, the scarier ones are the ones I tend to gravitate towards. They're the ones that make you huddle together and give you and your group of friends that close feeling of being terrified right out of your seats. You also can't help but compare what you would do in the situation to that of the film's protagonist.
I watched 1408 the other night, for the fourth time and it's still just as great as I remember. John Cusack plays writer "Mike Enslin," who has slunk to the level of amateur ghost hunter, spending his…
Coming from Stephen King and having Cusack and Jackson in the cast you'd think this would be a cracking little ghost story - prepare to be disappointed. It's not scary, it's not original and it not good, I hated this abomination of a film, avoid it like the plague.
Del género terro psicológico, es de las mejores películas que he visto. En tensión toda la película y lo mejor de todo es que casi toda la película, transcurre en una sola habitación. UN peliculón.!
Of the various Stephen King film adaptions I have seen, many of them don't really have much of the kooky, tense, pulpy, albeit smart style of King. I think this is mainly because King's novels aren't that cinematic, and as a result the influence of the director proves more dominate. Need I mention Stanley Kubrick's The Shining as evidence. But with 1408 we have a Stephen King film adaption that actually feels like Stephen King novel.
1408 tells of Mike Enslin, a self-centered and brass paranormal author who comes to the Dolphin Hotel to investigate it's purportedly dangerous and evil Room 1408. In doing so Mike encounters a mysterious horror beyond anything he could have imagined.
1408 benefits most I…
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