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1408- a DVD adapted from a Stephen King novel
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1408 - from a story by Stephen King

The 15 rating given to 1408 belies this film's truly terrifying effects on its audience. Though it's far less gory than its peers, it has frightening moments and a creepy mood throughout. John Cusack (IDENTITY) plays Mike Enslin, a gifted writer who has turned his talents to paranormal travel books. His stays in haunted hotels never shake him, but he's intrigued by New York's Dolphin Hotel. Room 1408 has been the site of dozens of deaths, and this is a selling point for the sceptic in Mike. Despite the warnings of the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson, BLACK SNAKE MOAN), Mike resolves to stay in the haunted room. No one has lasted more than an hour in 1408, and Mike has his work cut out for him. Though Cusack got his acting pedigree in comedies, he proves he's able to adeptly carry a horror film. He occupies practically every frame of the film, often alone, and he's great at making the audience share in his fear. This is the second English-language film from director Mikael Hafstrom (DERAILED), and he does a good job of establishing tension. A lot of the credit is due to the film's sound crew, whose detailed work goes far in giving 1408 its unsettling feeling. Like THE SHINING, this is based on the writing of horror maestro Stephen King, and it's a similarly creepy tale set in a hotel. But in its execution, 1408 is far more indebted to classic horror films such as the original 1963 version of THE HAUNTING.
Leading Role 1 John Cusack
Director 1 Mikael Hafstrom
Leading Role 2 Mary McCormack
Leading Role 3 Tony Shalhoub
Additional Roles by Samuel L. Jackson, Emily Harvey, Jasmine Anthony, Noah Margetts, Alexandra Silber
Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Screenwriter Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Matt Greenberg
Score Composer Gabriel Yared
Editor Peter Boyle
Release Format DVD
Rating 15
Release Year 2007
Genre Horror/Occult
Additional Genre General
Language English
Running Time 101 minutes
EAN 5014437940032
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