A haunted hotel

2008-02-22 00:00

Only one new movie in town this week — 1408, a film adaptation of a Stephen King short story starring John Cusack (SterKinekor). Meanwhile The Bucket List pops up on a third city screen, Nu Metro at Cascades.

By all accounts 1408 is a reasonably faithful version of King’s short story. Cusack stars as writer Mike Enslin who has made it his mission in life to debunk all matters supernatural. The father of a young daughter who died, he has found no evidence of any afterlife and has made a living writing a series of best-selling books exposing apparently paranormal events around the world.

1408 is the number of a haunted room in New York City’s Dolphin Hotel, a room where many people have died. Enslin has chosen it as one of the subjects for a forthcoming book, Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms. Despite warnings from the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson) Enslin checks in. But will he check out?

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