1408 Reviews

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May 7, 2019
Using the talents of John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, Håfström makes a creepshow out of King's short story, doing justice to it completely.
April 17, 2019
A nifty, shifty and refreshingly gore-free horror film...
October 13, 2018
1408 feels like a classic, well-acted haunted house tale. It may not go very deep with some of the bigger questions it asks, but it is interesting that it bothers to ask them.
October 12, 2017
A sharp and well paced horror film with heavy overtones of grief, anguish, and horrors of the real world that we sometimes unfortunately can never conquer.
January 27, 2016
An excursion through the psychological intrigue of the human mind that is precise, tense, atmospheric and performed with great dramatic intensity.
August 28, 2015
Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all.
November 3, 2012
Like shacking up with a cheap hooker in a moderately priced hotel, 1408 delivers dirty thrills with few frills.
November 18, 2011
July 7, 2010
The success of 1408 rests squarely on [John Cusack's] Hawaiian shirt-clad shoulders, and he pulls it off. The role, that is. The tacky shirt stays on pretty well the whole time.
July 7, 2010
Another actor may have made 1408 seem as thin and fake as an episode of Tales from the Crypt, but Cusack lends it that badly needed extra milligram of conviction.
July 7, 2010
1408 is another Stephen King adaptation where the main protagonist is a writer. It is also a fine psychological horror movie and welcome change of pace from the ultra violent, gore polluted, torture porn flicks currently infecting cinema.
July 24, 2009
A good, old-fashioned horror flick, one that relies on supernatural chills, psychological twists and top-shelf special effects -- as opposed to the recent trend toward ball gags, bound wrists and bad lighting.
April 23, 2009
Cusack's gritty, near over-the-top performance goes a long way, as does the subtle slow burn from director Mikael Håfström, but Samuel L. Jackson needed to be nudged awake as the hotel manager.
July 7, 2008
Forcing the audience to experience his terror with an almost first-hand immediacy, Cusack runs the emotional gamut ...
April 13, 2008
Una buena idea y unos 20 minutos iniciales inquietantes y sugestivos se descarrilan rápidamente hacia la parafernalia y el exceso visual. Nada convence, excepto el esfuerzo de John Cusack por convencernos de que se lo ha tomado en serio.
April 9, 2008
From the start, it builds to a point of unbearable tension and then rewards us with a payoff that is cleverly executed and genuinely terrifying.
February 1, 2008
Cusack always manages to underscore panic with irony.
November 30, 2007
I'm very hard to please when it comes to the horror genre, but pleased I am with 1408, a dread concoction from Stephen King, sharply committed to film by a clever screenplay, solid direction and terrific performances.
September 12, 2007
The legitimately creepy exposition turns into relentlessly typical "haunted house" boilerplate.
September 8, 2007
Though not especially original, this is frightening and disturbing film and the effects take a while to wear off.
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