June 26, 2009

1408 (2007)

Outstanding for the first 40 minutes or so with a great build-up and atmosphere but then it all got too messy and confusing.

I actually fell asleep about 15 minutes before the end and had to rewind and watch it again. The ending was a typical Stephen King let down though and nothing was really explained.

John Cusack did a great job but the effects were nothing more than you would see in "The Frighteners" or one of the older "Amityville" rip-offs. The camerawork ranged from average to awkward and some scenes were just too "busy" to enjoy. It reminded me a lot of "White Noise 2" in places which was also not a good thing.

There was nothing very scary here either other than wondering if John Cusack was going to fall out of the window at any point. He didn't and it was very disappointing especially with the obvious "homage" scene to the second best part of "Cat's Eye".

I didn't realise this was another of those crappy kiddie-friendly horrors until it was too late. If it had been made for adults, I'm sure that it could have been a much better film.

My rating? 2 out of 10.

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