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: June 22, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 79% 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.

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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A sharp and well paced horror film with heavy overtones of grief, anguish, and horrors of the real world that we sometimes unfortunately can never conquer.

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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.

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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David Keyes

An excursion through the psychological intrigue of the human mind that is precise, tense, atmospheric and performed with great dramatic intensity.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

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

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

1408 is one of the good Stephen King adaptations, one that maintains its author's sly sense of humor and satiric view of human nature.

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Scott Weinberg

Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all.

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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.
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Carlos Magalhães
This could have been a smart psychological horror but instead feels sterile and pointless, missing the chance to explore the possibilities of its premise and… More
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.