The tackiness of Cusack's shirts was the scariest thing in here. Seriously, what a shitty character, completely threw me off. But the mind-bending story had amazing potencial, I bet it was great on paper.
The only thing I remember about this film is, we, underage kids at that time, packed in a language class feeling terribly guilty and awkward watching inadvertent sex scene on this when the teacher outside the class. "Fast it forward!" "yeah, but where's the remote?" that was the day she stole our virgin eyes.
A solid adaptation that is carried by Cusack's routine performance, which makes this entertaining to watch at one point - but all throughout - it's never boring even though it takes place in one single room for most of the time. Some moments are touching thanks to young Jasmine Jessica Anthony, while others are creepy thanks to not so cheap jump-scares. "The Shining" vibe lingers like a shadow over 1408.
La clásica historia del hombre escéptico enfrentándose a sucesos sobrenaturales es retomada en esta película con resultados decepcionantes. El mayor problema lo constituye la efectista y gruesa puesta en escena del director que, en busca de sustos fáciles, termina saboteando la tensión y atmósferas que uno esperaría de un film de este género.