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.
A contemporary telling of Dante's Inferno, 1408 blends the line of paranoia and fear very well. Special effects were well done and the audio effects find the bottom of your spine and heighten your state of awareness. Cusak is at his best. Nice twist ending.