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1408 (2007)

PG-13 | | Horror | 22 June 2007 (USA)
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

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Storyline

The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his latest book, he travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in the Dolphin Hotel's posessed room 1408, which is permanently unavailable for guests. The reluctant manager Mr. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally relates the death of more than fifty guests over decades in the cursed room. However Mike threatens Mr. Olin, promising to sue the hotel, and is finally allowed to check into the room. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing sequences of violence and terror, frightening images and language | See all certifications »

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22 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,617,667 (USA) (24 June 2007)

Gross:

$71,985,628 (USA)
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Trivia

The story this film was based on, was almost never written. Stephen King originally created the first few pages of "1408" for his non-fiction book, "On Writing," as an example of how to revise a first draft. The story, however, intrigued him and he wound up not only finishing a complete draft, but he adapted it for an audio-book compilation of short stories. See more »

Goofs

If the room receives a "light turn" once every month, why are there bloodstains showing up on the sheets under the UV light? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Enslin: Hi. Mike Enslin. Checking in.
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Connections

References In Cold Blood (1967) See more »

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Watching the River Flow
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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One of the better Stephen King Movies in a long time
31 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's why. Stephen King's psychological horror rarely ever shows its face on the screen the way it appears in his writing. This movie captures a lot of the mental torture that Stephen King writes so well (embodied in room 1408). I typically always see Cusack as playing himself in every movie he's in. Fortunately, this role appeals to that character. I would say see it and judge for yourself. I specifically enjoyed the background music and director's choice of camera angles. I also appreciated the mix of surprise horror and psychological. All too often, a horror film loads up too much on one side and it just doesn't work out well!


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