Premiering at this year's London Film4 FrightFest event (read our review of the film here) before it's nationwide release in August, 1408 now comes to DVD just in time for the post Xmas Day hangover when it is released on December 26th from Paramount.
John Cusack (Grosse Point Blank, Being John Malkovich) stars as author Mike Enslin - a non-believer in the supernatural who decides to put his personal belief to the test by taking on a new project which soon makes him realise that there is such a thing as life after death.
When Enslin (Cusack), a sceptical horror novelist receives a postcard provoking him to spend one night at the notorious room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, he ignores the grave warnings of hotel manager Samuel L Jackson (Pulp Fiction) with terrifying consequences.
Tension and mystery override the sinister room from the moment he closes the door, creating a non-stop cycle of fear. The normally bland environment of a hotel room becomes a psychological torture chamber in a mind-bending experience of claustrophobic terror.
- Secrets of 1408: The Characters (8:00)
- Secrets of 1408: The Director (5:13)
- Secrets of 1408: The Physical Effects (4:15)
- Secrets of 1408: Production Design (5:20)
- Secrets of 1408: Deleted Scenes (11:52)
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