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1408 [WS] [DVD] [2007]


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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 37)

    Special Features

    • John Cusak on 1408
    • Inside Room 1408
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English Dolby 5.1
    • French Dolby 5.1
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish


    A writer renowned for debunking infamous paranormal events is confronted by a force that he cannot explain upon checking into room 1408 of the notoriously haunted Dolphin Hotel. Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is an author who specializes in horror, but who only believes in what he can see with his eyes and touch with his hands. Having constructed an entire career on his ability to dispel superstitious "haunted house" rumors, Mike is convinced that the afterlife is a manmade construct designed to offer false comfort to the weak minded. Mike's latest project is a book entitled "Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms," and it seems that in room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, this skeptical scribe may finally find proof of the supernatural. Implored by the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson) not to enter room 1408, Mike defiantly procures the key and prepares to dispel yet another spectral sham. Now, as is the case with many of life's most profound epiphanies, the writer who thought he knew it all is caught entirely off guard at the precise moment he least expected it. Subsequently faced with undeniable proof of an afterlife, Mike may have a best-seller on his hands if he can simply survive until sunrise. Mary McCormack and Jasmine Jessica Anthony co-star in director Mikael Håfström's (Derailed) adaptation of an original short story by horror icon Stephen King. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - Mike Enslin
    • Samuel L. Jackson
      Samuel L. Jackson - Gerald Olin
    • Mary McCormack
      Mary McCormack - Lily Enslin
    • Jasmine Jessica Anthony
      Jasmine Jessica Anthony - Katie Enslin
    • Tony Shalhoub
      Tony Shalhoub

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    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hes managed to spook me!


      I m am a fan of Stephen King and have read and watched plenty of his movies. When I heard about this movie my first thing was to get the book and read it. When I purchased the book I realized it was comprised of short storys and not just one story. Knowing this, I wasnt expecting any great movie to come out of just a short story. I read the short story and found it very chilling and disturbing so I had to find out what hollywood had done to butcher this great short story.I was fooled again because the movie itself followed the short storie pretty well minus slight details from the book, which were totalling made up with the slight disturbing story line (youll see) unsuspected suspence and jumping that I did. Its Great because its a horror film without all that gore and killing that plays with your mind as well as John Cusak's in the movie. This horror film has brought back suspense in the horror film and is a awesome movie to buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      At least the acting was good...


      This would be an alright movie to watch if you are bored on a Monday night, but if you are expecting a suspenseful thriller to gear you up for the Halloween season, this isn't it. "1408" has a fitting cast that deliver excellent performances, but their great acting doesn't really trump the poor scripting. Every time the movie gets interesting, it dies down again and hits some sort of dead end. You are just thrown into the main character's life and slowly figure out his past, but you don't really feel for him because it seems like the story is conceived as it goes; there should be a scene explaining his troubled past or something. Well, as to not ruin the movie for those who may enjoy it, I won't say any more, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend this film unless you've seen every other movie you wanted to.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent horror movie!!!


      This is a fantastic horror movie. Stephen King is back! I say that because after Kingdom Hospital, I was scared that maybe his best days were behind him. (If you haven't seen Kingdom Hospital, it's the most boring, drawn out, waste of 10 hours! It's not scary at all! In fact, it's more like a really confusing comedy. It's a horror version of Scrubs.) But, after 1408 and The Mist, I'm confident in The King once again. In fact, this reminds me of the Stephen King of old, before all of the made-for-TV mini series movies. This is an amazing suspenseful thriller, and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson were terrific. My wife and I loved this film! I highly recommend it! And if you haven't seen The Mist by now, you should. The King is back!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



      1408 is a movie that I would say is good... but not that good. It's a movie you kind of finish watching thinking "Why in the world did I watch this movie?" Then a couple days later you are glad you did. This is the only reason I recommend watching this movie. John Cusack plays a troubled person who writes reviews about haunted houses. He mysteriously gets wind of a room that everyone who stays in it dies. He has never seen a supernatural moment in any of his reviewing so he has to check out this "haunted" room. The hotel manager tries to persuade him not to but of course he does anyway. Thrills and mystery ensue. I say check it out, you may not like it, but you'll probably be glad you saw it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



      This movie is a pretty good movie for a thriller. The movie had a good storyline and good acting. Samuel L. Jackson did not really have a big rolel in this movie, and John Crusack did a good job playing his role. I never really felt drawn into the movie like I would like to. The beginning is pretty drawn out but it does set you up for what is going to happen. If you are expecting this to be a scary horror movie (like I did), it's not. I found this movie a little comical at times also. It is basically just a thinking movie. I would recommend you to rent this first before buying it. I hope that helped some kind a way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Almost worth what you pay for it


      Being a true and lifelong Stephen King fan, I was really looking forward to this movie. While the acting of John Cusack was superb and his character totally believable, I was disappointed in the fact that the movie strayed far, far from the actual storyline contained in the written version. For anyone who has never read the original sotry by Stephen King, you are in for some true "cover your eyes and peek through your fingers" moments and will go away satisfied that this was a true horror movie. But, for die-hard Stephen King fans such as myself you may find youself asking, "What in the world was that all about?"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



      The movie itself is well thought out. No monsters or humans killing people, but a room that would drive people into insanity to kill themselves by showing their weaknesses. Cusack and Jackson both deliver in their respective roles to drive this story. The only problem I had with this movie was the beginning until Jackson's appearance. This part had to be told to understand Cusack's character, but it had the tendency to drag the movie and left a bitter taste to the movie. But overall, the movie was well executed. The acting carried this what could have been a B-movie. It gives people a different kind of thriller.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not quite what the short story is


      The short story 1408 brings tears to my eyes when i read it because my eyes water when i'm extremely scared. I can still read it to this day years later and it still has the same effect. The movie however is missing some of the elements that made the story so horrifying. So my advice; read the short story, see the movie! It has great acting and the plot is the same as the book so it will please the picky like myself. Wish they would have put several things into the movie that would had made the audience wet their pants.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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