15 certificate1408 is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

1408 is a 3 star programme

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1408 (2007)

Directed by
Mikael Håfström

Reasonable horror movie, starring John Cusack. Travel writer Mike Enslin (Cusack, pictured) has made his name, and his fortune, penning books about haunted hotels. So when a letter arrives warning him not to stay in room 1408 of a Manhattan establishment, he packs his bags and heads straight there.

Attracted by the idea of debunking another hoax, and intrigued by the obstructive behaviour of the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson), Enslin settles in for what he expects to be an uneventful night. He couldn't be more wrong. Shortly after arriving, strange goings-on disrupt his stay, but it's when the spectre of his dead daughter shows up that things really take a turn for the worse.

Swedish director Mikael Håfström (Derailed) turns Stephen King's short story into a reasonable cinematic chiller. Cusack is well cast as the derisive writer and does well to carry a plot which unfolds mainly in one room. But the film lets itself down by not making the most of Jackson's character, who has the best lines but isn't given enough screen time to build on them.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for John CusackJohn Cusack...Mike Enslin
Paul Birchard...Mr. Innkeeper
Margot Leicester...Mrs. Innkeeper
Walter Lewis...Book Store Cashier
Eric Meyers...Man #1 at Book Signing
David Nicholson...Man #2 at Book Signing
Holly Hayes...Lady at Book Signing
Alexandra Silber...Young Woman at Book Signing
Johann Urb...Surfer Dude
Image for Andrew Lee PottsAndrew Lee Potts...Mailbox Guy
Image for Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub...Sam Farrell
Emily Harvey...Secretary
William Armstrong...Clay the Lawyer
Kim Thomson...Desk Clerk
Drew Powell...Assistant Hotel Manager