1408 2007 DVDrip

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Genre: Horror / Thriller
Tagline: The Dolphin Hotel invites you to stay in any of its stunning rooms.

IMDb: 7.5/(18,122 votes)

Rottentomatoes: 6.7

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In '1408', horror veteran Stephen King revisits elements of his early classic 'The Shining', by basically asking "What would it actually be like to stay in Room 217? The result is naturally a battle of wits between whatever truly lurks in there, and the visitor's own mind. While it is definitely one of the better US horror offerings of late, I found '1408' to be largely derivative, partly from King's own work, but also of other horror films past.

Every step along the way, I felt ground being re-tread. It's inevitable that someone as prolific as Stephen King would end up retreading old ground, and it's certainly unintentional.

Nonetheless, '1408' was a good attempt to move away from the mindless gorefests that typify so many American horror films. That automatically elevates it by a level. Then there's the always-excellent John Cusack who turns in a very convincing performance as the sceptical paranormal investigator/writer who takes the challenge no-one else would. On balance, I think he's the main reason I'll be able to walk away from '1408' without being too disappointed.

Overall, if you seen/read a lot of King not to mention the genre films of recent decades, then there's not a lot new here - more the rearrangement of old ideas that suggest something new. It will entertain however, and I like to think of it as a good introduction to the genre for new fans.

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