There's no excuse not to give this movie at least three stars. As a horror film, it is terrifying, gruesome at times, mysterious, and down right creepy. The build up to the room, 1408, is just a terrific entrance to the plot, and John Cusack's character evolves throughout the progression of this movie as any character should. It had an interesting ending, one that was not necessarily predictable from the beginning, but not too surprising either. It isn't perfect, and I'd have to struggle and search hard for a real philosophical meaning behind this movie, but it's a terrifying ride of intense burning fear and suspense.