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Do not enter Room 1408 - Best horror movie of all time

Updated on August 8, 2012

I laugh at vampires and ghosts, do not say this again

John Cusack having thrilling psychotic fibrillations.
John Cusack having thrilling psychotic fibrillations.
DO NOT ENTER THIS ROOM
DO NOT ENTER THIS ROOM
Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack have performed brilliantly in this movie.
Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack have performed brilliantly in this movie.
When writer Enslin sees her dead daughter in front of him.
When writer Enslin sees her dead daughter in front of him.
There is only entrance to this room and no exit. Watch and see on your own.
There is only entrance to this room and no exit. Watch and see on your own.

Horror in a hub - Do not enter Room 1408

1408

Starring - John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson

Horror fans, get ready to be thrilled because we have got a movie which runs a chill down spines! 1408 is a room number in a New York hotel- DOLPHIN which claims to be haunted.

Ghostwriter/investigator Mike Enslin (John Cusack) thinks that it would be an ideal plot to write on, so he decides to stay a night at 1408. The manager Samuel L Jackson persuades him not to stay because he says that it is difficult to survive a single hour in the room, as there have been already 56 deaths in this hotel room.

Cusack had already stayed at many haunted places such mansions and bungalows and was of the view that ghosts and spirits don't really exist.

I am telling you from my experience. I started watching this movie at 11:30 pm and it ended at around 1 am. Normally I freak out while watching horror flicks but at this time I was thrilled and shocked. I was sitting with my Dad in my living room. When I watched the first half of the movie, I had an urge to go to the loo which I did not do because I did not want to miss a single scene of the movie. After watching the whole movie when I closed the lights of my living room and said bye to my Dad who sleeps in other bedroom and entered my bedroom and opened the lights, I felt that I was in ROOM 1408. For one point of time, I fainted and then drank some water and got to the loo and then I felt relaxed. Believe me my dear, I have seen several horror and vampire movies and even psycho movies, but this movie was outstanding as I think a viewer who watches the movie constantly without a break feels the psychotic fibrillations of John Cusack in himself.

Anyway, this is by far the best psychological horror movie I have seen till date. There is nothing more horrific than being tortured mentally and this movie is all that. It so easily manages to play with your mind even when you know that it is the character on screen that is being subjected to the pain and not you but still you feel the aftereffects. This according to me shows the true brilliance of the film.

The movie just sucks you in right from the first scene and you cannot simply take your eyes and most importantly your mind out of the movie, and I must also add that John Cusack is outstanding in the film, truly a gem of a horror movie and this review comes from a guy who never had a single horror movie among his favorite movie list.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

My rating for this movie is 9/10

Anyway go ahead and watch it and post your views.

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      Greta Lieske 7 years ago

      I love 1408! I don't know why, but everytime it's on Showtime I can't help but watch. I've seen it almost 50 times already, but just can't stop!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      You are a great psycho movies fan Greta Lieske. Keep up the good work. I am too a fan of these movies.

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      Edoo Navarro 7 years ago

      I can't stop laughing at myself! This movie was so good it gave me a 3 hour long headache after watching it... Haha i couldn't sleep thinking the crazy guy with the icepick was gonna come and slash me all over. I even had to go and open my door to see if it was unlocked about 3 times. No movie has ever messed up with my mental sanity more than this movie. It is, i kid you not, the best psychological horror movie of all times in my opinion. Also wanted to mention, John Cusack's acting there was outstanding! And the direction was even beyond outstanding! I give it 7 stars!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes I believe it is the best psychological movie I have ever seen. When I watched this movie, I was having the same feelings as you had. Though I did not check the door but when I watched the movie with my father and got in my bedroom, I felt that I was in room #1408. That's the impact it had on my mind. It is really awesome because I have watched several psycho and horror movies but this one is really different, never seen this type of stuff. Brilliant movie..

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      Laura 7 years ago

      This has to be my favorite movie ever. The first time I saw it I was at my (rich) friend’s house, and we were in her TV room (with surround sound and a giant flat screen, of course). That day it happened to be POURING rain, like the sky was dumping buckets, which only added to the eerie feeling of the movie. I don’t want to give too much away in case someone is reading who hasn’t watched it yet, but I’ll just say we were VERY angry until he reached the mailroom, and it was heartbreaking when he saw his daughter.

      I love this movie because it is one of the few scary movies where it’s not a murder/psychopath/ghost/monster/alien, etc., I could go on forever, that is trying to kill the main character(s), but the room itself. The only other movie I could really think of is the Final Destination movies, where it is Death itself trying to kill them, not some scary ghoulie.

      Also, to any other hardcore 1408 fans, I would recommend watching the Director’s Cut Alternate Ending on YouTube (unless you have the movie on DVD). It is also very excellent and I think either ending would’ve fit with the movie. But beware, it’ll make you jump!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Laura, I really appreciate your comment because I have seen this movie many times and I even want to watch it again and watching it on a rainy thundering day is the best thing you have done. I agree it must have given you ultimate pleasure of watching this movie. I am a hardcore fan of hollywood movie but 1408 is I think the best movie I have seen in my lifetime.

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      Wayne Orvisburg 7 years ago

      I haven't seen this one, but now I'm interested. Thanks.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure Wayne. Just leave a short review here after watching this movie.

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      CIARA & REENA  7 years ago

      WE THINK THIS MOVIE IS QUITE THRILLING

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes it is a real thriller psychopath movie I have seen in my life time. A must watch..I would say.

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      aditya 7 years ago

      john cusack will die of psychological disorder....then y da hell did other people who stayed in that room died......

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      john cusack 7 years ago

      they died coz..tey arent cussacks

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No, director of the movie told Cussack to not die.......hahahhaha.

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      gaylord 7 years ago

      this movie is retarded

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      When and how gaylord.

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      LEWJ 7 years ago

      I find that, instead of being convincingly surrealistic, horror movies are disappointingly UNrealistic these days. Guess I'm just too hard to please in that movie genre, but every single time I give one of those flicks a chance, they blow it with me; either the script, the special effects, the plot, the characters, the acting or the monsters blow it, every time. Every time. I end up either laughing at it or foreclosing on it in disappointment or disbelief.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That happens with many, you're not the only one Lewj because there are individual differences and that's how God has made us, but you know that some things that you are afraid from others are not and they laugh on that.

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      Jocelyn 7 years ago

      this movie was scary!! and kinda confusing but good...im trying to find out how it ends but there is a lot of results online and im watching it right now.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Jocelyn thanks for sharing your own experience about this movie. This is s a psycho movie and most movies like this are confusing.

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      jay mashora 7 years ago

      next tym pliz dnt enter. Ha ha ha that's one good movie make part 2 guys.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Most part 2s do not work better than the initial ones Jay so I think making a part 2 for this movie will not do well in the box office because the plot of this movie is totally different and making another movie on the same plot or something near to it will not work. These are just my thoughts. Tell me what you all say??

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      GRV 6 years ago

      The movie is really good!!

      Yup i had seen many movies of this kind nd I found them easy to understand too!!

      But this one really i cant understand !!!

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's the main thing about this movie. It goes right above our head and then also we feel as we are the main character of the movie.

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      GRV 6 years ago

      hmm...

      did u guyz check out both the endings

      If not u got to do it rite now!!

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What both endings you are talking about GRV?

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      MrMidNight 6 years ago

      I thought the movie 1408 was an alright movie, naming it the best horror movie of all time is a stretch my friend. I mean for a ghost movie to be named the best of all time, it would have to have more blood, gore, suffering, choas, insanity, disarray then any supernatural movie that was created......

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think you are right MrMidnight. I need to change it to the best psycho movie of all time. Then there will be no need of blood, gore, suffering, aahhha one minute suffering is there, have you seen the movie???

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      GRV 6 years ago

      I don't really want to tell out the mystery but

      In 1 ending cusack dies after he throws the bottle of that wine in the room

      In other ending he successfully survives and then he gets a surprise at his house!!

      One of these endings is said as "directors cut", I don't know though vich is dat but i guess the 1st 1 is better!

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think you are right GRV, the first one is better.

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      aditya 6 years ago

      certainly the best of all the times...........

      this is where john cusack's actual talent in acting can't be ignored..........he is a silent actor and a real artist..............and a living proof of "true style never shouts"

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      Said 5 years ago

      Harry to go to work ( the movie was on a TVchannel) When Mike wakes and speak to his wife "I do not believe iam really with you" I thought it is the end of the movie. Just today I saw it again on the same chanel and I wondered ( those seens are strange I did not see) and I realise I did not complete the movie!! an othor 20 munits ful of courage which tell us that a man can always make his destuney even when he apears to be very weak.

      Note: I think the hotel manager's (Samual Jakson) role was not very obviuos.I think an othor part of the movie will be surprising.

      In my view I rate this movie nuber 3 ever, of course after n 1 sixth sense and n 2 the othors.the movie shares that range with Final destination.

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Aditya, you are right true talent does not need words to describe itself. John Cusack has performed brilliantly in this movie.

      @Said, thanks for your review of this movie.

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      ken 5 years ago

      Yes 1408 was an instant classic. It leaves you with the feel of an old"Hitchcock" ghost story. It was the eerie parts of the movie that captured you. Not so much as the ghost itself, but the way the receptionist on the writers phone was actually a ghost taunting him and the way that radio kept blasting that old tune "We only just begun"....its the. simple things sometimes while watching these type movies that the director captures the full impact of chill from his audience.

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      deba 5 years ago

      the best horor movie i had ever seen!!!!!!!!!

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comments ken and deba

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      neeraj 2 years ago

      Please kindly tell me some more ever best horror movies name..

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