THE DOLPHIN HOTEL INVITES YOU TO STAY IN ANY OF ITS STUNNING ROOMS. EXCEPT ONE.
Mike Enslin (John Cusack), who writes books about haunted hotels (but doesn’t believe in ghosts), checks into The Dolphin Hotel’s room 1408, a place where no guest has survived more than an hour. Director Mikael Håfström turns Stephen King’s clever story into a very entertaining chiller. Some of the ghostly tricks played on Cusack are quite scary and the star makes great use of his likability; his character has a dry sense of humor, but is burdened by a great loss in his life. However, the film loses its way somewhat during the second half when the special effects go overboard.
2007-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mikael Håfström. Short Story: Stephen King. Cast: John Cusack (Mike Enslin), Samuel L. Jackson (Gerald Olin), Mary McCormack (Lily), Tony Shalhoub, Len Cariou, Isiah Whitlock, Jr.