1408 Synopsis
Despite warnings, an author stays in a haunted room.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An entertainingly hairy paranormal affair.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Swift, sharp adaptation of Stephen King's short story (from the "Everything's Eventual" collection).
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Sharp little psychological thriller.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is the old stuff, the good stuff, the tried-and-true stuff of shrewdly accomplished audience manipulation.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A deft Stephen King freak-out.
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USA Today

At his best, King's most effective creatures are not the ones behind creaking doors, but inside crooked minds.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Heebie-jeebies are guaranteed.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Even with its flaws, 1408 deserves to be appreciated by connoisseurs of acting and bravura filmmaking.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As thrillers go, 1408 leaves too much room for fun.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A curse would be a great improvement on the wishy-washy wickedness of this movie.
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Don't see this alone!

By gypsy07
Stephen King has always managed to frighten me but oh my God! My burly 6'2" boyfriend even jumped a few times! John Cusack (as he always does!) is phenomenal in his performance. This movie frightens,...

1408, its time to check out

By xxredheadjessxx
I saw this on opening night and I have to admit, there were some high intense scenes in this movie that had me on the edge of my seat. But for a room that was supposed to be "f****** evil" it was...


By Hodrobond
this movie almost made me piss my pants, it was scary as hell. It had a normal King ending....and it did not involve torture like most of the "horror" movies nowadays. It was an actual horror movie...


By Gerbodis
I saw 1408 at 12:01am because I had nothing to do. I have not read the book but heard it is a good transfer from text to screen. It really is TERRIFYING, with crazy events that have your mind...


By Bkwurm1
The film is good-- lots of scares and an interesting concept. The short story by Stephen King was much better. Had they successfully kept the feel of the original story, the film would have...

Need More!!

By KahRah_TAY143
This is a great movie. An ACTUAL horror. Not some sick gore that's just going to make you cringe. A horror movie should scare the h*ll out of you! This movie makes me hungry for more I can't get...

First movie to keep me awake since The Decent

By UGotGlocked
1408 has been the most horrific movie experience that I have had in awhile. I knew when I saw the trailers for it that it was infact going to be scary, but I didn't know to what extent. Movies have...


By kendrawendra
i totally want to see this with my boyfriend! even the advertisements, trailers &&commercials seem creepy;; BUT AWESOME! this probably won't help or persuade anyone to watch 1408, but people...

1408, Stephan Kings masterpiece

By movielord645
1408 had some good ideas behind it. With many pros and few cons, the thrill factor kepted surging throughout the film. John Cusack was nothing less than perfect for the role and carried the story...

Not bad

By musicfreak
Despite bad expectations, it didn't turn out to be a bad movie. It wasn't really scary, but it was entertaining. There were some parts that made me laugh (although I don't know if they were supposed...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, disturbing sequences of violence and terror, frightening images and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Hotel room horror is more mental than physical.
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