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 undeliberate 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 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.
Not scary at all, very slow plot, random metaphorical scenes, confused direction. This movie felt like didn't know what wanted to deliver. Was fantasy? paranormal? he was getting crazy? maybe all of them haha.. I got very bored :(
Even better on a second viewing, Hafstrom's adaptation is very well executed but it's certainly not perfect and I found the ending to be notably disappointing. Still, it's an accomplishment to make a horror this terrifying and intense in this day-and-age and Cusack delivers with one of his craziest performances.