Thursday, April 02, 2009

Flick Check: 1408

Flick Check: 1408: I have no idea what possessed me to watch this. In fact, I didn't really watch it so much as have it on while I was doing laundry. It is a hackneyed bore about a haunted hotel room. It's based on a Stephen King story so that gives you an idea of the level of originality we are working with. I can't think of anything to recommend it. John Cusack stars and Samuel Jackson has a major role. It's odd to imagine either of them as hard up for work, but who knows? Maybe it's just that hard to tell how a movie will turn out from the reading the screenplay.

There are good good horror movies, good bad horror movies, and bad bad horror movies. 1408 is none of those. It's not even bad; it's drivel.