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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best King adaptions, 25 Sept. 2007
This review is from: 1408 [DVD] (DVD)
Based on one the short stories from Stephen King in his 2002 collection "Everything's Eventual", '1408' is about an author named Mike Enslin (played by John Cusack) who is writing the next book in his series called The 10 Most Haunted Hotels. Enslin is losing his belief in the supernatural though as he has never actually seen a ghost. Then one day he receives an anonymous postcard telling him not to stay in room 1408 at The Dolphin Hotel in New York.

After convicing the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson) to let him stay in 1408 and being warned that no one who has stayed in the room lasts longer than an hour, Enslin begins to see ghosts of the people that have been killed or died in the room and also experiences ghosts from his own past.

Everyone knows that King's film adaptions usually aren't that good, especially the ones from his short stories (with the exception of Stand by Me/The Body) but 1408 is actually a very creepy and well thought out film. Once Enslin gets into room 1408 things get very strange indeed and may be a little confusing at times, but all does make sense in the end.

Cusack does and excellent job in his role as Enslin and made me wonder what he was thinking about when acting out the part as he does seem genuinely terrified throughout the whole ordeal.

Overall this is a scary, weird and exciting supernatural thriller that both fans of Stephen King and the horror genre in general should enjoy. There's plenty of clever special effects and lots of scares and enough to keep you thinking from start to finish.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2010 20:34:22 BDT
I never got to see this film in the cinema, life conspired against me, and having found it will probably get it. Did want to correct the reviewer, though, as The Shawshank Redemption was based on one of King's short stories and in my opinion is one of the best movies ever made.

Posted on 20 Sep 2010 20:09:03 BDT
J. Hill says:
I think you're forgetting the shawshank redemption.....one of the best films of all time....and it was a stephen king book....or short story I can't remember!
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