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1408 (Widescreen Edition)
1408
Widescreen Edition
Actors: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub, Len Cariou
Director: Mikael Håfström
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2007     1hr 44min

(Thriller) Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man who specializes in debunking the paranormal checks into the infamous room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel, only to discover? the terror is real.
     
     

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Actors: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub, Len Cariou
Director: Mikael Håfström
Creators: Antonia Kalmacoff, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Larry Karaszewski, Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Stephen King
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Weinstein Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Original Release Date: 06/22/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 06/22/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 20
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Dawn H. (Sunshine1993) from BATTLE CREEK, MI
Reviewed on 11/16/2015...
This is a very good movie. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I had never heard of it before I watched it, but it will stay in my collection for good. It's scary at times, and just plain wicked at others. I highly recommend it!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Abi B. (abijoijoi) from EPSOM, NH
Reviewed on 10/14/2013...
Mind twisting
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Cheryl S. from CANTON, MI
Reviewed on 9/13/2012...
Great, suspenseful, intriguing... everything you would expect from Stephen King.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 6/9/2009...
This was very enjoyable for a PG-13, Stephen King flick. Who would've thunk it!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

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An above- average, atmospheric horror thriller
z hayes | TX | 09/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1408 is one of the best film adaptations of a Stephen King story, and is highly atmospheric. I too am growing weary of movies masquerading themselves as horror films these days, when all they offer are ludicruous plot lines and excess gore, violence and gratuituous sex.

By comparison, 1408 exceeds all expectations when taken for what it is - an intelligent horror movie that despite being rated a tame PG-13 delivers chills, thrills, and a strong performance by its lead actor, John Cusack, as well as a good supporting role by Samuel L Jackson. The story centers around a jaded author, Mike Enslin [John Cusack] who pens 'true horror' books but is actually a skeptic who doesn't believe in the afterworld or entities associated with it. He receives a cryptic postcard one day that tells him 'Do Not Enter 1408' -being a room in the Dolphin Hotel in NY, where Enslin has left behind a painful past.

The rest of the movie picks up pace very quickly and viewers are in for a thrill ride as Enslin manages to overcome the protestations of the hotel manager [Samuel Jackson] and spends the night in 1408, which has one of the grisliest & bloody reputations in the annals of hotel history. Enslin finds his skepticism melting in the face of the unbelievable horrors he faces in 1408, and struggles to keep his wits about him to survive.

The horror in this movie is very palpable - there is no gore or excess violence, but there's a pervasive sense of menace and evil that sends chills down one's spine, and a couple of jump-out-your-seat moments[not to mention a couple of plot twists]. But what truly lifts this movie is the strong & riveting performance by John Cusack. The whole movie basically revolves around him and it is amazing to watch an actor bring so much depth to his role as well as portray a feeling of alienation, isolation and paranoia as Enslin tries to face his fears in 1408.

I am a fan of atmospheric horror movies, and 1408 ranks as one of my favorite horror movies [ The Haunting, Changeling, Rosemary's Baby, The Shining being some of my other favs]. If you're a fan of the horror genre, or simply a fan of psychological drama & thrillers, then 1408 should please you."
A Good Movie Made Stronger By Masterful Pacing...
NotATameLion | Michigan | 06/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I went to see 1408 the other night. It was a birthday gift--otherwise she'd never have gone. She hates horror movies.

Interestingly, we both ended up enjoying the movie.

I read (or should I say listened to?) the short story prior to seeing the movie. Much like I prefer the movie version of the Shawshank Redemption, I prefer the movie version of 1408.

John Cusak is great. He usually is. Samuel Jackson gives a wonderful performance. Whoever the little girl actress is--she also did a remarkable job.

The ending rocks (I promise I won't spoil anything).

What makes this movie a little stronger than most horror fare is this:

1. The pacing is great. Things never go over the top by being too intense for too long. This has been a big issue in horror films lately. They lose their suspension of disbelief from too much emotional weight. I don't know about you, but I find myself mentally withdrawing from such stories to come up for air. When I re-engage, much is lost.

2. Speaking of suspension of disbelief wreckers...there is very little gore here. In this movie, when gore does come, it usually comes in the old photos. I feel this lack of abundant gore strengthens the pyschological impact of the movie as a whole. It also prevents the movie from turning plain old silly like recent gore-fests along the lines of The Hills Have Eyes.

While this is not my favorite Stephen King adaptation--Shawshank still reigns there--1408 is a solid, intelligent and emotionally resonant movie. You will not be wasting your money if you go to see this over the 4th of July holiday.

I give 1408 a strong recommendation.

PS- This also gets the award for best use of a Carpenters song in a horror film since In the Mouth of Madness."
Great movie... wrong ending. This is not what you saw in th
Patrick Mccray | Knoxville, TN United States | 09/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First things first. This is one of the best horror movies I've seen in years. I'm happy that three of my favorite, recent horror films (1408, EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE and THE RING) have been PG-13. They rely more on great writing than gore. The two-disc DVD of 1408 had a second disc with the director's original ending, which was a bit of a downer. I understood why it was reshot, as the ending shown in theaters framed the action with a bit more meaning and a bit less nihilism. Anyway, I bought the blu-ray version for the better picture quality and the slimmer, space-saving package. In checking the packaging, it looked like the blu-ray was pretty much the same as the two-disc DVD. WRONG! THE BLU-RAY HAS THE DIRECTOR'S CUT ENDING! Nowhere on the package is this indicated. Granted, the ending seen in theaters is available in the special features as an isolated scene... but I don't want that. I want what the package implies: the theatrical cut in the blu-ray format. So, buyer beware. Doesn't make this a bad film, but I'm not going to be able to get rid of my DVD."