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A Badass Trailer Hits for Stephen King's 1408! Check This Out!

Published at: Jan. 26, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey Folks, Harry here... Well, the Weinstein Company and MGM released the first trailer for 1408 tonight. Damn this is cool looking. That said - I think they show a little too much, but because they did, I can't wait to see all those pieces come together, and love they are doing all of the elements in this story. Cusack looks great in this. Sam Jackson looks fantastic as the Hotel Manager that warns the cynical Cusack not to spend time in 1408. Here ya go...

Click Here To Watch 1408, but realize... noone has ever lasted 45 seconds!

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  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Most King movies look like ass...

    by I Own You

    ...but this seems to have potential.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    You're a busy boy, Ignignokt!

    by theBigE

    Sorry I stole your line the other day. <p> Awesome. I'm scared already. That trailer seriously put chills in me.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    looks awesome.....

    by giger167

    Stephen king done right can be a potent thing and the cast looks great :)

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    FINALLY! A decent looking Hollywood thriller

    by IndustryKiller!

    I'm certainly not on the King film bandwagon as they usually turn out worse for the cinematic wear but that looks pretty good. And c'mon who doesn't like Cusack? The only guy of his generation to make big budget Hollywood fare for as long as he has with his dignity still intact. I'll say this though, if it just ends with him killing himself that's weak sauce, I expect a good ending out of this one.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Snakes on a stage?

    by RKDN Del Sol

    I aim low.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    It's difficult

    by JuanSanchez

    for stories like this to work in any kind of real world setting. The Shinning was close to being an acception. This looks ridiculous. The kind of supernatural thriller that's nothing but a frustration.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Very cool trailer!

    by Triumph poops!

    A good example on how a trailer SHOULD be done. It gives the basics -- what the movie is about, a sense of tone, and DOESN'T reveal too much. I know I speak for many who are sick to death of "Saw the trailer, saw the movie" syndrome.<p>Then again I'd probably see this based on the stars involved and since it seems like an A-level, nicely budgeted production of a King story for once. That and the fact that it'll be out in the summer when I'll be looking to get out of the house for fun summer style movies.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I *WANTED* to say what a lame rehash of The Shining...

    by HappyHamster

    But that was a fucking awesome trailer. Sorry, but I'm going to have forgo my daily knee-jerk. I will be seeing this on opening day.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    King's up to his old tricks again

    by Prague23

    So, King raced frantically, with snuffed up, great ideas, to write novels, that became films, that were remade, before going back, and expanding motifs from earlier works, mixing used plots together, and with good production value, is selling it to us again. Only now it's looking like every other supernatural thriller that never makes it to the cinema that are probably more original. And after seeing a recent photo of king, my god, King's gotta eat some more, he's looking limpy.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    "Saw the trailer saw the movie"

    by J Skell

    Are you kidding? It shows his freakin' daughter in the end of the trailer! I'm betting that's easily a last 1/4 of the movie reveal. That makes me angry. But i admit the rest looked good.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Jumanji

    by dynamicb

    Kina has that feel to it. Like he's gonna go through they way all fifty six people died.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    The Shining...

    by veebeeyes

    I think just about my favourite part from that movie is when the kid telepathically asks Scatman Crothers to come help him. The guy goes through all that trouble to get there. Then the second he steps foot in the hotel, he gets an axe in the gut. That was absolutely hilarious. Anyway, I have never read 1408, so I'm wondering if Samuel Jackson dies a similar death. Maybe he goes to the room to help John Cusack, and he gets an axe in the gut. Probably not, but that would be wonderfully funny. I guess some people might say that that would also be stupid. And I can see that, I suppose. I don't care. It would still amuse me.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    If There Is One Thing Stephen King Does Best

    by georges garvaren

    it's getting adapted. As for Cusack, he makes everything watchable; ditto for Jackson. The story obviously reeks of King, but that’s a good thing; the great thing is that we don’t have to read it. I will attempt to watch this if for nothing more then to see what that flood was all about. Looked delightful.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    So how long do you think he lasts in the room?

    by nopix

    In the story, if i remember correctly, he doesn't last too long and pays a price. Obviously they have to stretch this one out, which diminshes the actual terror of the room somewhat, but it still could work i guess.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Be Leery of trailers that show too much or too little

    by The real Jack Bauer

    trying to stir up interest in a dog.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Stephen King

    by CTU Mole

    And I assured him that he hadn't already written a scene where a negro warns someone about a hotel room.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Well

    by Turd Furgeson

    I just saw that movie for free..... Because they showed every fucking major plot point in the trailer........ That just saved me 2 hours.....

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by chf.brodie bruce

    at least you are able to watch it. I get a popup saying connecting to . . . IP asking for a user name and password. WTF

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    WTF redux

    by chf.brodie bruce

    After posting that talkback it now works. WTF

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I have had it...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...with these muthafuckin ghosts in this muthafuckin hotel room!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    HD (some might say "glorious") Quicktime

    by mattmcd

    http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/1408_hd.html

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I don't see anything wrong with ghosts...

    by veebeeyes

    as long as there's a good reason for them.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    hmmm

    by chf.brodie bruce

    now I have to go back and re-read the story. I don't remember that many events in it.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    That scared the crap out of me.

    by heyscot

    Looking forward to seeing it!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Oh no! it's the Hounddog TB redux!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...ghosts are a part of life man. the filmmakers are just using art to (tastefully) scare the living shit out of people... oh and ghosts aren't really dead, they're differently alive.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    o bless your little heart stephen king

    by occula

    he works so hard for all of us, putting all his 7 original plot points in different dress-up clothes and parading them around like a bunch of desperate pageant girls. don't get me wrong, early king cannot be beat...'the stand'...'different seasons'...my god those were good stories...but he is now the king of recycling. the painting coming to life...'rose madder.' *sigh*

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I WANT THESE MOTHERFUCKING GHOSTS OFF THIS HOTEL!

    by heyscot

    nt

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Christ, that looks good.

    by VanLingoMungo

    Looks like the first decent King horror adaptation in I don't know how long. A cheap Shining remake it is not.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    looks promising, but

    by Douche Baggins

    plenty of King trailers have looked promising only to disappoint. I'm getting ready to watch Little Miss Sunshine to see if it's oscar worthy. Also have The Black Dahlia and Rashomon...I expect Rashomon to be the best of the 3.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Stephen King.

    by Dr Gregory House

    Says Red Sox will sweep the Yankees this season.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    mutha f'n GHOST GOTTA EAT,,,,,!

    by The real Jack Bauer

    **

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Looks Pretty Bad (Spoilers, I Guess)

    by Dersu

    For one thing, why can't a character become obsessed with something without having some cataclysmic event galvanize them into it? The main character is obsessed with the supernatural. Why? Because his young daughter apparently died, which is probably one of the most generic, lazy, and thoughtless reasons and it's been done in God knows how many movies. People often become obsessed with something for less overly dramatic reasons than this. It’s incredibly easy to understand why someone would become obsessed with the supernatural. Many people wonder what will happen after they die, and we don’t need yet another sob story to over-explain to us why this character wants to have a supernatural experience. I’m pretty obsessed with movies. Why? Because a movie somehow saved my best friend’s life? No, because I just love movies. Another thing, and this is much more important, is that this movie seems to really want to pander to people who are interested in the supernatural. At least this trailer makes me want to think so. There’s a part in the trailer where a woman says, “So you’re saying there’s no such thing as ghosts?” to which the main character responds with, “I’m saying I’ve never seen one. Nothing would make me happier than to experience a paranormal event.” So right there, this trailer is trying to sell this movie to skeptics. Except the problem is, that instead of carefully, meticulously, and believably trying to convince us that supernatural occurrences may be real, the trailer throws a bunch of loud noises and clichés at us. I hope the actual movie is better than this. I know it’s only a trailer, but I’m sick of how advertisers keep trying to sell movies using the same pathetic, cheap tricks over and over again. What the hell happened to good movie trailers? I’m not saying I think this movie will suck, I’m saying they need to make more interesting advertisements than this. But then again, I’m sure they know who they’re selling to a lot better than I do.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    FINALLY

    by roccotheripper

    a great horror movie! and based on a king story, i love it!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Sooo

    by dancinggopher01

    I really dont know how they are going to turn the short story into a two hour movie...but *SPOILER* hopefully at least Cusack starts himself on fire

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    When was the last King movie...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...that was actually sold on his name? Remember when Secret Window was sold as being "From the writer of Panic Room"?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Ghost Chaser

    by PoopAgoose

    He needs a great dane and a cool chevy van if he's going to be ghost bustin' proper. Damn! Now that's a waste of a perfectly good white boy.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Just read the short story...

    by antoniojvr

    ... from the book Everything's Eventual. The story itself is pretty good and I can't wait to see how they adapt it to a movie.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Seems like a good concept

    by ewokstew

    even if it bites off of his other idea a bit.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    you know, secret window was kinda meh...

    by occula

    ...when you got down to it. johnny depp and turturro are pretty excellent, but, still, kind of a whoop-de-doo of a story. same goes here. we know the room is haunted. what-ev. maybe i'm just not scared of anything anymore that's 'thrilling' or 'horror' when it's done in a bigger-budget way because it's all about CG tricks and crap. what's really 'thrilling' and 'horrific'? paris hilton!

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by Black Satin 2

    Reminds me of a 'Tales from the Darkside story about a salesmen who rents a room and it is haunted by a female ghost who sits in the room and plays music while her victim is laid out in the tub. That one was pretty creepy but why must they give everything away in the trailer. Gee, you think he was going to see his missing daughter again? Oops, did I give it away?

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Addendum

    by Black Satin 2

    I was also thinking: If this guy strictly believes he's never seen one, what makes them believe he will? Couldn't he just explain everything he sees or experiences. I think they made a mistake by not giving him another person to play off his nonbeliever stance, they pull a switcheroo on him. That would shake his belief.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by coolguyaaron

    Very creepy, first time I've got chills from a trailer in a long time.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Good trailer, but too much info.

    by wackybantha

    Saw the trailer, saw half the movie.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Looks Good!

    by cerebulon

    But not like cedar chips

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    The backstory looks more entertaining than the room

    by Big Bad Clone

    I could see the scene in the bookstore and in Sam Jackson's office being highlights.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, midnight CST

    Mary McCormack as a cam girl?

    by Big Bad Clone

    nice

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    This movie vs. the story...

    by Nodwick

    Without giving too much away, this seems more of a ghost story, whereas the original tale is a "bad place" story. The room itself is the monster, not the spirits of those who haunt it.</p> But it's a short story. Less than a half hour to read. They have to flesh it out somehow.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    July!!!?

    by rivercb

    Damn, I was hoping for closer than that...

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Stephen King and film...

    by streakerfreak1983

    Here is how I feel about Stephen King adaptions. When King has his hands on the film adaption of his work that film tends to be pretty bad or at least just boring and forgetable. When a film adaption of his work is done without him involved it tends to be pretty amazing. Look at the two Shinings. One is wonderful and one was just meh and very forgettable. Granted it was Fucking Kubrick who made the good one but that is besides the point. King just does not belong in film. He needs to leave the filmmaking to the filmmakers and stick to just writing the stories.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Long jaunt! LOOOOONG jaunt!

    by Merkin Muffley

    Come on.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    occula, don't look in the mirror and say her name 3x

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    ;)

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    THAT REMINDED ME

    by THE KNIGHT

    of the shining for some odd reason....

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    BATMAN

    by THE KNIGHT

    I love how Batman related news is rarely reported on this site... What gives?

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    FINALLY - another GOOD ghost movie.

    by Veraxus

    After seeing all the shit being pumped out by Sam Raimis Ghost House over the last decade, I was starting to lose hope that we'd ever see another cool ghost movie... you know, like Poltergeist, Ghostbusters, bits and pieces of House on Haunted Hill... can't wait for this.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Looks good

    by Boba Fat

    and King can write as many haunted hotel stories as he fucking well likes

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The trailer jumped the shark when...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...the dead daughter showed up :P. But everything before that was great!

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    A Couple Things

    by baseballfury

    1st - Probably shouldn't have watched that trailer at 3 in the morning all by myself, in the dark, since i am a known puss. 2nd - In the short story, the room isn't haunted. I don't know about the movie, but in the story, the hotel manager makes it very clear that the writers skepticism has protected him from any spirits he might have come across, but that 1408 doesn't have a ghost in it. It's just plain fucked EEEEVIIIIL! And lastly, I hope they keep the writer the prick he is in the original, and don't make him too weepy.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Damnit

    by baseballfury

    Sorry Nodwick, I didn't notice you had brought up the same thing I did, about the room. I suck. Picked the wrong day to stop sniffing airplane glue, I guess.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    John Cusak vs. Michael J Fox

    by BannedOnTheRun

    *SPOILERS* Samuel L and Michael J run a con to book hotel rooms to relatives of the recently deceased. That said, I'm tired of Cusak. Yeah, we had some good times back in the day, but I want to see other actors.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Ghost movies

    by JuanSanchez

    Rarely work for me. I guess it's just the idea of ghosts themselves - you're completely protected by the laws of physics. If they can walk through walls - they can't hurt you. If they can hurt you - they can't walk through walls - and you can hurt them back.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    another NOT SCARY horror

    by Angel Blake

    I reckon i wouldn't survive an hour in that room, I'd probably go insane from utter boredom of the sheer volume of rubbish horror cliches that are being thrown my way. Whatever happened to the glory days of CARRIE and SALEM'S LOT???

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Any Herman's Hermits groupie can tell you

    by BannedOnTheRun

    That Noone has never lasted 45 seconds.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    john cusack is a great actor

    by misnomer

    and he pick em well. identity, high fidelity, grosse point...the man deserves...I dunno..a cake or something. Big fan of king, although few of his adaptions seem to work. Secret window was terrible. IT,Misery,Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption,Shining....all good.I even liked Maximum Overdrive just for the coke can machine and the kids getting steamrolled. This looks cool. About time King was back on the movie radar...

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    man that looks genuinely creepy

    by misnomer

    kudos on the trailer edit.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I'm conflicted

    by Cineman

    I loved this short story and I love John Cusack. But this isn't working for me. Whoever said about how the original story is more about how the room is evil rather than being haunted is right on. The reason why the story was so good was the way King described the feelings the guy was having as the room fucked with him. Watching the trailer and hearing John Cusack talking out loud to himself just doesn't have the same effect. Cusack is awesome but he is not very good at playing vulnerable or scared. It seems he will be perfect for all the first act skepticism but once the shit hits the fan in 1408, I am not convinced he will deliver. There was no way this was gonna translate to feature length without losing its more subtle creepiness and I understand that. It's a shame though.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    The doppelganger scene gave me a chill

    by Lone Fox

    But will the rest of the film? They do appear to have shown a lot of the 'audience jump' scenes. On a cosmetic note, Jackson looks great with the white flecked beard.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    actually 13

    by Cult Exiter

    is not unlucky at all. not in casinos, not in lottery, not in horse races... that's plain fucking pop culture media superstition. we all know why and where it comes from. 13 if something, it's a new round, 1 o'clock, and a prime. and without 4, there wouldn't be structure, form, rhythm.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Rentable, I think. Like all Cusack films are.

    by Cult Exiter

    King is olde, coughing... and overrated as always. Sure he's got his own style and sound. But in a 100 years - Stephen who?

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I dig his ghost-detector lamp

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I got one of those with my order of Urine Gone!

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Trailer lost me with water pouring in from the painting

    by CreasyBear

    Too Jumanji.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Excuse me?!!? Cult Exiter

    by Ryb0

    The "Dark Tower" series will stand the test of time. As will the "The Stand". Also some of the best movies have been based on his books. I don't have to list them all but do a little research before you go and make a fool of yourself. THE DARK TOWER IS THE FANTASY EPIC STORY TO END ALL FANTASY EPIC STORIES.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    by the way...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Season 2 of Deadwood, in episode 4 Requiem For A Gleet, there is an utterance of every AICN TB'ers new favorite word: Taint. I'm not sure of the original air-date for the episode because HBO's site doesn't include one. However, since the DVD set was released on May 23, 2006, it probably aired sometime in 2005. Unfortunately that predates our AICN Taint-Fest '07 by about two years. A two-year-old mention of taint... how'd we miss that?

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    stephen king will go down in history

    by misnomer

    simple as. name an author? stephen king.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Thanks, BannedontheRun

    by Boxcutter

    Best gag of 2007 so far.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Long Jaunt would get fucked over

    by Big Bad Clone

    I can see it being done as part of a Mick Garris anthology with all the Canadien exicetment and wonder that implies. In other words, no damn good. <p><lb> Now, Man in the Dark Suit would make a absolutely terrifying short film.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Cool but...

    by kingoflight

    When ever i go see scary movies i am always half dissapointed that i hardly scared by them, then the other half is alway dissapointed with the ending. This looks sort of skillfully done as a trailer but as a film hey i'll just have to go watch it. I just prey that this trailer is not a godzilla follower.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    14 Oh 8

    by onemanarmy

    I highly recommend reading the short story before seeing this movie. As a lifelong fan of S.King I can relate to a lot of the TB'rs in saying that it's about damn time a movie was based off of his stories without being some low budget cable t.v. bullshit.<p> This one seriously has potential of messing with some minds. Don't judge it until you've experienced the source of the material as well as the filmmakers interpretation of said source.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    RE: kingoflight

    by onemanarmy

    I feel your pain. Once you've seen an insane amount of scary movies you tend to find yourself let down more often than not. You find yourself on an eternal quest of seeing something original...which isn't exactly something "Holly-fuck you give us your money-Wood" tends to endorse. <p> This however looks interesting.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Looks like a film based on a shitty short story that...

    by wolvenom

    should have stayed a shitty short story.... unlike grisham, and crichton Stephen king has lost his fucking talent.....it was as soon as i read dream catcher i realized this guy has fucking lost his mind and cant write anymore.... crichton, and grisham still remain relevant. As for clancy, he can go fuck himself.

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    just needs to have a convincing ending

    by majorbobhooters

    lots of king adaptations start really strongly thn go 'tits up' at the end.....likeet that one with the aliens at the end??!!!WTF??

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    If the ending is good

    by Jotham

    I think it looks good, I just hope the ending dosen't suck (I'm lookin at you King!). It looks ten times better than "The Messengers"

  • Jan. 27, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I was wondering how they were going to flesh it out...

    by bottleimp

    ...seeing as how the story is only twenty or so pages. It looks like it might be a halfway decent horror movie, but aside from the title and the basic premise, it seems NOTHING like the original work. "1408" was easily the scariest thing King has written in years because he didn't fall back on cliched ghosts-- the room itself is EVIL (as other talkbackers have pointed out), and that evil manifests itself in bizarre, alien, and terrifying ways. The whole "no one's lasted more than an hour without dying" thing is ridiculous, as is the needless motivation of Cusack's dead daughter. It just seems to me that this story would be far better served as a short television program-- it would have fit in perfectly with the "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" anthology that was broadcast last year.

  • Jan. 28, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    So, Jackson is the villian?

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    or evil or something?

  • Jan. 28, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Well this looks

    by Atomic.Lobster

    about as related to its source material as The Lawnmower Man was. Can't tell how the film does it amongst all the sound and fury, but as other TBers have pointed out: there are no ghosts in 1408.

  • Jan. 28, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    " I WANT MY $2 DOLLARS!!!"

    by TheUglyBaby

    Stephen King's BETTER OFF DEAD II But where was Booger?

  • Jan. 28, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    The Original is a Very Short Story

    by Evil Chicken

    But that looks like a good night at the movies.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!

    by Pageiv

    Why cant King make good Big Screen movies lately?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    so like, 56 people have died in the room....,

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    why not, oh idk..STOP LETTING PEOPLE STAY IN THERE?!?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I'm glad I read the talk back before watching . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Now I'm skipping the trailer & going in fresh, like I did w/ The Fountain.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I love it

    by gerrit4

    Cusack's pretty much playing Rob Gordon from High Fidelity again, in a horror movie. I can't wait.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I'm rarely negative but...

    by Captain Sensible

    This looks extremely average. It looks like the Stephen King that couldn't let go of the Kubrick changes to the Shining. There is nothing even slightly original or engaging about what I just saw, plus CGI and ghost movies do not mix.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    the twist at the end

    by durhay

    Much like that Christian Slater "Hot Wings" skit on SNL years ago, is that the room wasn't really 1408. It was the 2nd scariest room in the hotel.