Kings of Horror #29: 1408 (2007)

Every day throughout the month of October, William “Bibbs” Bibbiani from The B-Movies Podcast and Ryan Turek from Shock Till You Drop are reviewing a different theatrically-released horror movie based on the works of Stephen King. Day 29 is here and it’s carrying the keys to Mikael Håfström​’s 1408, a film that stars John Cusack as a writer (yes, really!) whose latest book is about the history of haunted hotels across America. His latest subject, Room 1408 in the New York City’s Dolphin Hotel, proves to be the real thing, trapping Cusack in a single location that threatens to drive him mad.

Is 1408 a modern classic in the haunted house genre, or does the film’s manic struggle to keep one hotel room threatening through an entire movie ruin the second half? Bibbs and Ryan make their cases on Kings of Horror.

Come back every single day in October as Bibbs and Ryan review another theatrically-released film based on the acclaimed Stephen King’s novels, short stories and original screenplays on Kings of Horror! Follow your hosts on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani@_RyanTurek and @STYDNews.


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