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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Movie Review - 1408

What about 1804?
Movie Title
1408
Year
2007
Genre
Horror, Thriller

Story
Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is a disillusioned horror book writer because of his estrangement from his dad and the recent death of his daughter had caused a strain to his marriage. He is at the moment living on his own in California and working on his next horror book but he is seeking inspiration.

He finds it at the Dolphin Hotel’s room 1408. Hotel Manager Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson) tries his hardest to convince Mike to not spend the night in the room. The room has had a horrific history of taking the lives of numerous of its past guests. Of course, it doesn’t happen. If not, there’d be no movie!
So to Mike’s regret, he begins to realize this was not some kind of hoax and understands the real horror of what room 1408 truly is. The only bit that didn’t really sit well with me was that it was not explained how the room got to be so evil and who some of the apparitions were.

Acting
You can expect the same level of performance from Cusack and Jackson (a little over the top as usual from him). Believable, you will be drawn into the story.
Overall
Quite a good movie, but then again, I almost always like anything with John Cusack in it. It was quite scary in some parts but ‘cos I am not really a horror movie buff, I can’t really say for the really hard-core horror fans.

Rating: 6.0/10

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