1408 PG-13

The only demons in room 1408 are those within you.
1408
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 2, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Weinstein
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Certified Fresh80%

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User Ratings: 745,358
It all rather sidesteps the question of why reluctant manager Samuel L. Jackson fails to demand a written disclaimer from a guest insisting on a room that has seen 56 deaths, including drowning in chicken soup. Full Review
Financial Times
Aug 31, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Using the talents of John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, Håfström makes a creepshow out of King's short story, doing justice to it completely. Full Review
Father Son Holy Gore
May 7, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Cusack always manages to underscore panic with irony. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Feb 1, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- An excursion through the psychological intrigue of the human mind that is precise, tense, atmospheric and performed with great dramatic intensity. Full Review
Cinemaphile.org
Jan 27, 2016
1408 feels like a classic, well-acted haunted house tale. It may not go very deep with some of the bigger questions it asks, but it is interesting that it bothers to ask them. Full Review
WORLD
Oct 12, 2018
3 stars out of 5 -- Cusack, a master of understatement, plays it cool and quiet, so when he does freak out, it's all the more powerful.
Empire
Sep 1, 2007
3 stars out of 4 -- [A] faithful and creepy adaptation....Cusack's performance slowly reveals a man trying to exorcise his own demons by debunking others.
USA Today
Jun 22, 2007

Product Description:

The PG-13 rating given to 1408 belies this film's truly terrifying effects on its audience. Though it's far less gory than its peers, it has frightening moments and a creepy mood throughout. John Cusack (IDENTITY) plays Mike Enslin, a gifted writer who has turned his talents to paranormal travel books. His stays in haunted hotels never shake him, but he's intrigued by New York's Dolphin Hotel. Room 1408 has been the site of dozens of deaths, and this is a selling point for the skeptic in Mike. Despite the warnings of the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson, BLACK SNAKE MOAN), Mike resolves to stay in the haunted room. No one has lasted more than an hour in 1408, and Mike has his work cut out for him.

Though Cusack got his acting pedigree in comedies, he proves he's able to adeptly carry a horror film. He's in practically every frame of the film, often alone, and he's great at making the audience share in his fear. This is the second English-language film from director Mikael Hafstrom (DERAILED), and he does a good job of establishing tension. A lot of the credit is due to the film's sound crew, whose detailed work goes far in giving 1408 its unsettling feeling. Like THE SHINING, this is based on writing from horror master Stephen King, and it's a similarly creepy tale set in a hotel. But in its execution, 1408 is far more indebted to classic horror films such as the original 1963 version of THE HAUNTING.

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  • Theatrical Release: June 22, 2007
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