Iain Gray Freelance Writer

1408 - Review

This creepy little gem was somewhat overlooked on its cinema release but shouldn’t be missed on DVD. John Cusack plays Mike Enslin, a cynical author who specialises in debunking supernatural phenomena, despite being emotionally haunted by the untimely death of his daughter.

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Upon receiving a mysterious postcard from New York warning him not to stay in room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, he takes up the challenge…

Based on a short story by Stephen King, this is a pleasingly unpretentious and occasionally terrifying blend of The Shining, In the Mouth of Madness and HP Lovecraft’s The Dreams in the Witch House, and as such is a perfect antidote to the excessive niceties of Christmas.


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