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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
John Cusack
Samuel L Jackson
Mary McCormack
Directors
Mikael Hafstrom
Screenwriters
Matt Greenberg
Scott Alexander
Larry Karaszewski
Running Time
94 minutes

1408
Another Stephen King haunted hotel, and it’s as evil as The Overlook


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1408

Plot
Writer Mike Enslin (Cusack) makes a living debunking ghost stories by staying in ‘haunted’ inns. When he gets a mysterious postcard warning of a New York hotel’s room 1408, he decides it’ll make for a great last chapter to his new book. Big mistake.


Verdict
Not up there with the best King adaptations, but a fun Gothic yarn that, like all good ghost stories, is simple and dripping with dread.


Reviewed by Nick De Semlyen

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