Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Starring: John Cusack, Mary McCormack, and Samuel L. Jackson
Description: Based on the short Stephen King horror story of the same name, 1408 surrounds supernatural writer Mike Enslin, an author of two hit books focusing on supernatural phenomena. As research for his latest book, Enslin is determined to check out the notorious room 1408 in a New York City hotel by personally staying as a guest in the fabled room. With the intention that 1408 is just a myth perpetuated by stories and rumor that Enslin has collected for his past works. However, hotel manager Mr. Olin has strong objections to Enslin's stay and only warns him of possible danger to come. But Enslin is determined to go through and convinced that the horrific past of 1408 is just mere coincidence and a myth. But what Mike Enslin is about to experience is no myth, as 1408 truly is a room where the guests don't check out by noon.
Review: This movie had me on the edge of my seat. I had to watch many parts with my fingers over my eyes. The soundtrack added that extra "scare" to the movie. Overall, I found the movie to be very interesting and creepy (but a good creepy). I think the message left by the movie was very interesting as well. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
Score: 4.5 out of 5
Book Connection: This movie was based off of one of Stephen King's short stories (of the same name) in the collection entitled, Everything's Eventual. I have yet to read this collection but do have it on hold at the library. Once I finish that I will give my analysis at my book journal.