1408 Looks Fuck All Great

Posted by Peter Hall - January 27th 2007 @ 11:32 am
1408 Ghost

You don’t need a plot re-cap from me.  You don’t need a cast update.  All of that is in the teaser.  All you need to know is that 1408 is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story and that it looks wild.

On a more disheartening note, AICN has an early review of the film up, which isn’t as hopeful as one would like.  I do worship the alter of King, but even if I didn’t, this trailer alone would have jumped the flick up to the top of a very short list of ’07 anticipated horror.

This is my kind of movie.  Horror in well lit rooms.  No need to bank on shadows, jumps and creepies in the dark, just plain ‘ole story and character.

Trailer at Yahoo via AICN

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  1. Justin
    January 28th, 2007 | 6:04 am | #1

    I read the review and I was wondering what you found disheartening about it. It sounded pretty positive to me. Of course I might have read it wrong because that sometimes happens with me.

  2. January 28th, 2007 | 8:03 am | #2

    Actually, you’re entirely right and I don’t even know what the hell I could have been reading to think that it was negative.

    I’m retarded.

  3. Justin
    January 29th, 2007 | 2:10 am | #3

    No It happens to the best of us.

    Thanks for the great blog btw

  4. January 29th, 2007 | 9:45 am | #4

    Judging by the trailer, this looks like it would’ve been more effective as a story.

  5. January 29th, 2007 | 3:35 pm | #5

    I actually just listened to King read the story himself on his Blood & Smoke audio book and it is fantastic. It would be almost impossible to translate much of the original story to the screen, as half its length is just build up to his actual entering of the room, but the alterations clear in the trailer seem to compliment, rather than detract.

    Should be a very interesting watch all the same.

  6. January 30th, 2007 | 5:30 pm | #6

    I’d love to hear that. I’ve not read the story so would defo want to do that first, plus it’s the only way to make a judgement really. I guess I don’t feel so hopeful also because obviously of the track record of SK adaptations. There certainly have been some turkey’s.

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