1408 is based on the short story by Stephen King, directed by Mikael HÃ¤fstrÃ¶m, and it stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in psychological horror film about an author who writes ghost stories, despite the fact that he doesn't believe in them. He went to room 1408 because there was a postcard telling him not to go there, and when he stays there for a while, there's something supernatural going on in the room. In my house with my best friend, we were waiting for some of our friends for a school project, and my best friend asked me if we just watch a horror film so that we can wait on them. I was looking at three choices on my DirecTV whether it's this, The Ruins, or Altered States, and I couldn't think of a decision of it because I haven't seen any of them. So I looked up the trailers for them, and I decided that we should watch 1408 on my DirecTV list, and my best friend managed to watch almost all of it until our friends got here and we start doing the project which after when it's done, everybody left, and I watched the remaining part of the film and tell my best friend about how it ends. I'm glad that I made the right decision because we both were terrified of the film. The movie sets the beginning up with a lot of build-up to the room, while also building up character for John Cusack's character, which is what a horror film should do so that we get to know the characters and having more of a sense of endangerment for the character that we care about. It does a good job of telling the story that the main character should not go to that room since it has a lot of history, and not let the other characters be such jerks to John Cusack's character because he doesn't listen to them. When it comes to the main character going to 1408, it immediately becomes a one man show here, and John Cusack gives a fantastic performance that I honestly find him to be an underrated actor as he still gives great performances to this day, he's not much talked about in the public as the other well known actors. The psychological aspects of the film are really effective that I really have no idea about where it was going with it, and whether or not it's real. This movie reminds me actually of Oculus as they both are creepy horror films with psychological parts that get me shocked when it happens. With some comparisons, I would say that 1408 is better in a close second because there are more stuff going on that got me a little bit more interested in it than Oculus. There's only one flaw that I can think of that I'm just trying to look for, is that it has some of Stephen King adaptation tropes that were very familiar to me, and it does feel a bit like The Shining in case of a writer character that goes to a bit of an abandoned place and have no bit of an idea whether he's going crazy or not. Even when that's done and introduced, I was so scared of it and so was my best friend that I would actually and this and Oculus as a double feature that seems like psychological horror films can be scarier than the generic ones when done with craftsmanship that really know how to scare us.