Jun 22, 2007 · A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
- Mikael Håfström
- 28 sec
1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on Stephen King 's 1999 short story of the same name. It is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Movie Info Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is a successful author who enjoys worldwide acclaim debunking supernatural phenomena -- before he checks into the Dolphin Hotel, that is. Ignoring the warnings...
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1408 (3,043) IMDb 6.8 1h 52min 2007 X-Ray PG-13 Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin (John Cusack) 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 real proof of life...afterlife.
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery.
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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 ...
1408 is the second thriller set around a hotel released in less than two months (the other being April's Vacancy), and is by far the superior film. The film is actually quite subtle in its way of creeping us out and disturbing us, which is a nice change of pace from the recent Hostel: Part II.
1408 is the first Stephen King film adaptation with scenes shot in New York City to not include footage of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Instead, a scenic shot of the skyline without the towers is featured when Mike is on the phone with his publisher and his lawyer. 11 of 13 found this interesting
The Swedish film director Mikael Håfström developed a movie, 1408, based on the short story, starring John Cusack as Michael Enslin and Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Olin. It was released June 22, 2007 and was a financial success in its opening weekend, taking in $20.1 million. The Bollywood movie Horror Story is claimed to be based on this.