1408

Title: 1408

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Jasmine Jessica Anthony

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Status: Out on DVD

Plot Summary: Mike Enslin (Cusack) is obsessed with hauntings. He’s traveled the country, and documented the scariest places. He receives a post card from the Dolphin Hotel in New York City and told to go to 1408. When he gets there, however, the manager (Jackson) warns him that it’s an evil room, and that he should not stay in it. Enslin is persistent and stays in a room where 56 people have died. Now his character, as well as his life, will be tested.

Review: This movie, surprisingly, did not let me down. It looked alright from the trailers, but I thought it would be another thriller that would have cheap scares and a crappy ending. I was wrong. It did have its share of the cheap, make-you-jump scares, but they were used well. This wasn’t a movie that really scared me, because it was too damn weird, but it wasn’t a movie that you could sleep through. The story was interesting and complex, but not too complex to the point where you were so lost that you lost interest. The main thing that I was happy with is the ending. It wasn’t an ending that left me in complete shock and awe over its amazement, but it didn’t ruin the movie (like most endings of thrillers lately). Cusack is kind of an ‘iffy’ actor. His movies can either be really well done, or really, well, not. However, this one was good. He was great for the serious parts, and he added some greatly placed comedic lines that broke the tension a bit. I don’t really know what genre to really put it in, but I would recommend it.

Rating: 4.5/5

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