Written by Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Stephen King (short story)
Directed by Mikael Håfström
“You do drink don’t you?” ~ Gerald Olin
“Of course. I just said I was a writer.” ~ Mike Enslin
1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, who earlier had directed the horror film Drowning Ghost. The movie stars John Cusack, but also includes Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack. The film was released in the U.S. on June 22, 2007.
John Cusack as a writer in a haunted hotel? Sign me up. Beyond this being a well-crafted horror film, it is also a phenomenal piece of acting in what is mostly a one-actor film wherein Cusack runs the gamut of emotions, from disinterest to sarcasm to humor to anger to fear to desperation.
Would you stay in the fictional Dolphin Hotel’s room 1408 given the chance? Have you ever stayed somewhere rumored to be haunted?
Frozen with fear