1408 is a 2007 horror film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish film director Mikael Håfström. The cast includes John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack. The film was released in the U.S. on June 22, 2007 although July 13th is mentioned as the release date in the trailer posted on the website. The film has been rated PG-13 in the U.S. for thematic material including disturbing sequences of violence and terror, and frightening images.
The film follows Mike Enslin (Cusack), an author who specializes in the horror ("paranormal") genre. Enslin's career is essentially based on investigating allegedly haunted houses, although his repeatedly unfruitful studies have left him disillusioned and pessimistic. Through an anonymous recommendation (via postcard), Enslin eventually learns of the Dolphin Hotel in New York City, which houses the infamous "Room 1408." Interested yet skeptical, Enslin decides to spend one night in the hotel although manager Mr. Olin (Samuel L. Jackson) warns him strongly against it. Enslin encounters a series of bizarre experiences in the room.
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