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Movie Reviews 1408 - Robert's Review
"1408" is a magnificent piece of horror. John Cusack delivers a strong performance and carries the movie with ease and finesse. He's such an excellent actor and pairing him up with Samuel L. Jackson was a great decision. The story was terrifying and brilliantly done, the evil room had me guessing the whole time about what as going to happen next, and I was totally engrossed from beginning to end. There was even some unexpected and very witty humor thrown in… i.e. the "express checkout" scene. I LOVED that line, it was so brilliantly witty. Overall, if you're looking for a thrilling horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then "1408" is well worth the admission price. I'd love to see it again soon.
All in all, I'd give this movie 4.5 Evil Rooms (out of 5). Re-watch value: HIGH
Movie Reviews 1408 - Brett's Review
I was truly impressed with this movie with one exception, before I even walked into the movie I figured out that 1408 added together equals 13 and something told me that they were gonna use that in the movie….what I didn't realize was it was going to be in the first 10 minutes LOL. Ok so other than that the movie was very entertaining, it made me jump in the right spots and had a good story. The development of the story along the plot line was excellent, and I really got caught up in the story as it unfolded. It was good to see John Cusack come back and do some good stuff (remember the 80's LOL.) Of course I have to mention Samuel L. Jackson as if I need to say anything. Hope everyone enjoys the movies this weekend!!
Overall Rating: 4 Nightmares out of 5 Re-Watch Value: High (Yes another DVD purchase.)
Trivia: (1) Stephen King's initial inspiration for this short story came from a collection of real-life news stories about Parapsychologist, Christopher Chacon's investigation of a notoriously haunted room at the famous Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California. (2) The story this film was based on was almost never written. Stephen King originally created the first few pages of '1408' for his nonfiction 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 adapting it for an audio-book compilation of short stories.