by Brenda - Webmaster
Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is a ghost story writer who doesn't believe in his craft. He has never seen a ghost and believes they are only the figments of the imaginations of creative inn keepers to enhance bookings and fill rooms.
In the horror movie, 1408, the cynical Mike contacts the Dolphin Hotel in order to investigate and write about a reputedly haunted room that is the focus of countless urban legends. After speaking to the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson), Mike's request to stay in 1408 is denied.
It takes much insistence and legal tactics to convince Mr. Olin to allow Mike to book the room.
At first, all seems normal in the room that reportedly leads its visitors to commit self torture and suicide, but after a few hours, the disbeliever is shown what a real haunting is like.
An intensely graphic and imaginative story by Stephen King, 1408 is full of creeps and chills. The supernatural occurrences that happen in the room stay with you long after the movie is over.
The obvious touches from the mind of Stephen King make this is an excellent film for a Friday or Saturday night. It is bound to become a Halloween classic.
I recommend 1408 and have seen it at least 6, 7 or 8 times. I'll probably watch it again and again as the story never gets old.
Watch the trailer here: