Director: Mikael Haverstrom
Writers: Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Stephen King
Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, Lan Cariou, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jessimie Jessica Anthony, Margot Rice Special / Walter Lewis / Alexandra Silber / Johan Erb / Andrew Lee Potts / William Armstrong / Kim Thompson / Drew Powell / Noah Rimagitz / Mary McCormack / Benny Uquidez / Paul Casey / George Cottle / Chris Carey / Kevin Dobson / Peter Conboy / Rob McGillivray / Nikky Smedley / Kate Walsh / Jacob White / … put away
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Region: United States
Released: 2007-06-22 (USA)
Runtime: 104 minutes / 112 minutes (director’s cut)
Also known as: Room No. 1408 / 1408 Phantom Murder Room
Rating: IMDB 6.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 79%
Adapted from the novel of the same name by the famous writer Stephen King. Horror novelist Mike (John Cusack) enjoys exploring haunted places with scientific equipment to gather material for writing. This time he chose the Dolphin Hotel, and despite the strong dissuasion of the hotel manager (Samuel Jackson), he stayed in Room 1408, where many residents committed suicide. Mike got his wish and experienced many horrible incidents, which completely changed his previous views on supernatural phenomena. When he finally couldn’t bear the waves of terrorist attacks and was about to leave Room 1408, the most terrifying thing happened: he couldn’t leave even after trying his best.
1408 is a 2007 psychological horror film directed by Mikael Håfström and based on a short story by Stephen King. The film stars John Cusack as Mike Enslin, a skeptical author who specializes in writing about haunted places. He travels to the Dolphin Hotel in New York City to spend the night in room 1408, which is rumored to be haunted.
Despite being warned by the hotel manager (played by Samuel L. Jackson) that no one has ever lasted more than an hour in the room, Enslin dismisses the warnings and checks in. However, he soon discovers that the room is not just haunted, but is an evil entity that is determined to drive him insane.
1408 received mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, grossing over $131 million worldwide. The film was praised for its suspenseful atmosphere and John Cusack’s performance, but some criticized it for straying too far from Stephen King’s original story. Nevertheless, it remains a popular entry in the horror genre and has since gained a cult following.