1408

2007

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror

342
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 235116

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Cast

Samuel L. Jackson as Gerald Olin
John Cusack as Mike Enslin
Kate Walsh as Mike Enslin's ex-wife
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheBlueHairedLawyer 10 / 10

Less is more

I'll never understand why so many people think that for a horror film to be "scary" or "good", it needs to have lots of blood, sex, gore and swearing. 1408, much like 2012's "Sinister" and 2001's "Session 9", relies less on cheap thrills and gimmicks and instead uses atmosphere to tell a story that's more sad than frightening, a perfect portrayal of a man going through the stages of deep grief in a hotel room feeding off his own bad memories and sadistically waving them in front of him. Set in beautiful New York City, it follows the obnoxiously cynical yet strangely likable Mike Enslin, a writer of cheap supernatural fodder who doesn't actually believe a single thing he publishes. He takes great pride in mocking and debunking the beliefs of his readers, even advising a young man to visit Disney World's Haunted Mansion in Orlando if he's looking for "real ghosts". Worse than that he mocks those who rely on ghost stories to keep their businesses open, including Mr. Olin, the manager of the Dolphin Hotel who actually wishes the owners of the building would simply shut the room down. He's a decent guy and he feels responsible in a way for the room's many atrocities, but he's simply unable to sway Mike from worming his way in and getting 1408 all to himself for the night.

This is a truly remarkable, criminally underrated film. It's not as massive and epic as "The Shining", yet it manages to convey something really unsettling throughout, whether it's a deceased corpse of a sewing machine salesman in an air duct, two parents losing their young daughter to cancer or the notion that not believing in something will only make it stronger. It's not showy or pretentious or cheesy, it's just a good, clean ghost story reminiscent of old classics in every respect. You never know what will happen next but Mike is so flawed that it makes him all the more human and honest as a protagonist in a story that seems to be eating him alive.

Reviewed by fullheadofsteam 2 / 10

Severely flawed and unsatisfactory

What do you do with a movie that, fairly early on, shows you that the main character suffers a serious surfboarding accident and thus is so obvious in setting up brain damage as a likely reason for the lengthier remainder of the film? What do you do with a movie that shows us how the man character can override the thermostat of his hotel room once, but then fails to do so again?? What do you do with a movie that hints at, then actually goes to a crawling-through-the ventilation-system scene with absolutely no meaningful or important result(s), ether positive or negative whatsoever for the main character??? What do you do with a movie that leads the main character to believe that a bottle of brandy may have been laced with an hallucinogenic drug, thereby accounting for what he sees as distorted and unreal, but then continues to let his situation worsen with continued drinking the brandy???? And so it seems too obvious that reviewers on the IMDB website who praise this movie have major flaws in logical thinking. And as a final closure to how ridiculous this movie truly fails, you go ahead and try to figure out the ending with no help or advice...

Reviewed by moonspinner55 5 / 10

Like a schooner lost at sea...

56 deaths have plagued an allegedly evil room on the 14th floor of an older hotel in New York City; writer John Cusack, once an author of fiction but now a specialist in books that debunk supernatural phenomena, is warned by the hotel manager not to check in--first and foremost because he doesn't want to clean up the mess. Well-mounted and made horror freak out, adapted from Stephen King's short story by Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, is literate, polished and solidly enacted by Cusack as the skeptical (and atheist!) room guest. Director Mikael Håfström, despite suffering a case of "Shining"-itis, cannily mixes in sly humor with the shocks, as well as detailed minutiae which viewers might not catch on a first viewing. It should play well with aficionados of the genre, though others may find the ensuing violence assaultive (it bludgeons the audience). Also, the emphasis on assorted grotesqueries is more unpleasant than scary. ** from ****

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