1408 turns out to be an enjoyable old-fashioned exercise in chills and
scares thanks to the master Stephen King, who delivers a supernatural
thriller that features next to no blood or graphic gore.
Instead it relies on timing, and an amazing performance by John Cusack,
who deserves most of the credit for making this terrific grown-up
horror movie work so well.
camera work highlights this effective one-man show as John Cusack plays
a cynical haunted house expert with so much emotional baggage that
it'll have you wondering why he didn't check it at the front desk.
1408 has every
horror cliche in the book, including loud music shocks, ghostly
apparitions, and, of course, several twist endings. Is it real, drug
induced, or all in his head?
Check it out before you check in.
Cusack does an outstanding job of acting in Stephen King's frightening
short story that's centered on a hotel suite, No. 1408, that transforms
into each guest's personal hell.
This is a ghost story and psychological thriller.
It's also something like the old Twilight Zone -- a real mind bender.