1408 (2007)

Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. But after a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he has no… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Relying on psychological tension rather than overt violence and gore, 1408 is a genuinely creepy thriller with a strong lead performance by John Cusack.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

The tale is skimpy, mostly set in a New York City suite that, despite its bustling midtown location, is said to host unspeakable evil-and it doesn't even have Wi-Fi.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

A faithful and creepy adaptation of [King's] 2002 short story.

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Ali Gray

Like shacking up with a cheap hooker in a moderately priced hotel, 1408 delivers dirty thrills with few frills.

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James Berardinelli

It reminds us what it's like to be scared in a theater rather than overwhelmed by buckets of blood and gore.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

Even as haunted hotel King movies go, 1408 is certainly no Shining. Not even the TV-movie version.

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Michael Atkinson
Sight and Sound

Another actor may have made 1408 seem as thin and fake as an episode of Tales from the Crypt, but Cusack lends it that badly needed extra milligram of conviction.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The movie attempts a false ending that doesn't quite work; the picture feels prolonged, dragged out, and its ennui lessens the impact of some of its more terrifying fillips.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A genuinely disturbing and ingenious piece of horror that's as much a brainteaser as it is a feast of visual creativity.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

1408 is another Stephen King adaptation where the main protagonist is a writer. It is also a fine psychological horror movie and welcome change of pace from the ultra violent, gore polluted, torture porn flicks currently infecting cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cusack, my favorite actor of all time, in a another top notching film. I thought his performance in t his was great.
xGary Xx
A cynical writer who specialises in debunking ghostly guest houses checks into a hotel room with a reputation for a long history of mayhem and soon begins to… More
Bruce Bruce
This exciting film based on the terrifying story by Stephen King contains chills , thrills , suspense , and supernatural situations . The picture succeeds… More
Wahida K
This is a Must Movie. A very great Mystery, Thriller, Horror.
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Melvin White
Gerald Olin: Look, I'm not telling you not to stay in that room for your own good or for the profit of the hotel. Frankly, selfishly, I just don't… More

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