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1408 (2007)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  22 June 2007 (USA)
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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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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 evil 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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,073,963 (UK) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$71,975,611 (USA) (5 October 2007)
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The axe the fireman uses to break down the hotel door at the end of the movie is the same axe that Jack Nicholson used in The Shining (1980) (both movies were also shot at the same studio - Elstree, in London) See more »

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The Dolphin Hotel is supposed to be at 2254 Lexington Avenue. Later on in the movie it is mentioned to be at the intersection with 45th Street. 2254 Lex Ave, however, is near the intersection with 84th street. See more »

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Mike Enslin: Hi. Mike Enslin. Checking in.
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References In Cold Blood (1967) See more »

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The Weight
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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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