I can't stand Mick Garris as a director. How does he manage to get his hands on a Oscar-worthy script like this one? This is supposed to be a suspense film, but only ends up being predictable. Perlman's fantastic performance is lost because the film is plain and relentlessly preparing you, killing all the suspense. MG ruins every film.
Utterly awful... Brings out just how full of himself Stephen King is when the demon yells at the character so unsubtly based upon him "you're a terrible writer" to try hurt the characters feelings... Also, the blood from an elevator works in The Shining, but it doesn't work if you make it blood from a slot machine... Fucking awful movie.