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Mike Enslin is a wayward soul still suffering from the loss of his young daughter. He writes novels about famous haunted houses and other spine-tingling places around the world, exploring all manner of myths and legends along the way. His phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 at the Dophin Hotel.
Horror Thriller - This is a creepy thriller more of the psychological bent than gory
slasher kind. Those looking for concrete explanations and answers
will be disappointed, but this is one for those who like their movie
scares with a minimum of blood.
USA TodayFull Review Good 1408 loses a few chills when Håfström goes effects-happy near the end. But it shouldn't be enough to scare away audiences looking for something other than the assembly-line slice-and-dice horror films of late. Just stay away from the room service.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 120 moviegoers:For a scary movie these are excellent opinions. Very few disliked it and many rated it very high. Usually this type of movie has widely varying opinions.
TEENS:Males loved "1408." Female opinions weren't far behind but some of them rated it as only average. Highly Recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Males rated it as very good but not quite great. Females rated it mainly in the average to above average range with a few higher and a few lower opinions. I can still recommend it, but not strongly.
ADULTS:Great opinions from most moviegoers, both males and females. However, a few rated it only average to below average so caution is advised. Sometimes, on this type of movie, the lower opinions are from moviegoers seeing the movie with a person who's a fan of scary movies when they aren't.
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. But Enslin's phantom-free run of
long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408
of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project, "Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel
Rooms." Defying the warnings of the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson), the
author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room.