Continuing my string of movies watched while my wife and girls are gone, I saw the movie 1408 with John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson. I can sum it up in just a few words — smart, fun, and creepy. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450385/
I went and saw it in a not-so-great theater, but my sister and I were among the 5 people in the audience, so that made up for it.
The movie is about a writer who visits supposedly haunted places, stays, and writes books like 10 Scary Motels… 10 Scary Graveyards… Etc. I guess they’re like travel books for people who like spooky ambiance. At any rate… He goes to New York and stays in a hotel with a haunted room – 1408. The manager (Sam Jackson) does everything he can to keep Cusack’s character out, but of course it doesn’t work.
Cusack’s writer is sure there is no such thing as ghosts. Anyone who’s seen the trailer will see that he might have changed his mind after staying in room 1408. It plays with his mind.
I’ll save the twists and turns for you when you get to the movie. It’s definitely worth seeing. We were seeing many parallels to Dante’s Inferno, and when he gets to the 9th circle of hell, you’ll know the air conditioning in the theater is feeling really good while it’s in the 80s to 100s wherever you happen to be.
Anyway… I’ll give this one 4 out of 4. It was smart, fun, and one of my favorite lines in the whole movie was heard after he tries to escape the room and falls from the ceiling through the table on the floor, moans once, and says “Well, it’s great to be back…”
Have a great summer!