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Sully
06-22-2007, 01:28 PM
Just got back from this.


On a scale fom 1-5, this movie is pretty ****ing spooky.

DMAC
06-22-2007, 01:31 PM
Just got back from this.


On a scale fom 1-5, this movie is pretty ****ing spooky.On a scale of 1-5, your rating system is a, well it's not very good.

Sully
06-22-2007, 01:32 PM
On a scale of 1-5, your rating system is a, well it's not very good.
Yeah, I wasn't in the mood for anything long winded.

But I did want to say it's a good flick.

Simply Red
06-22-2007, 01:34 PM
Yeah, I wasn't in the mood for anything long winded.

But I did want to say it's a good flick.


Hmm, Actually a scary movie? I think that i've seen it advertised. Tell me a bit more before I drive over to IMDB...

DMAC
06-22-2007, 01:36 PM
Yeah, I wasn't in the mood for anything long winded.

But I did want to say it's a good flick.LOL, all you had to do was put a 1, a 2, a 3, a 4 or a 5.

Sully
06-22-2007, 01:36 PM
It's pretty spooky. I'd say it was on the level of "Skeleton Key." It had the feel of "The Shining," but obviously wasn't that good.
It's definitely worth the money to go to the theatre to see it. I don't think it would have the same effect on video.

morphius
06-22-2007, 01:36 PM
Yeah, I wasn't in the mood for anything long winded.

But I did want to say it's a good flick.
Picking a number 1-5 is "long winded"?

:D

Sully
06-22-2007, 01:38 PM
Guys, it was a joke. I thought I'd get a laugh from the "scale of 1-5" thing. Sorry it didn't go over well. When I say it to people i typically get a laugh.

Kinda like when you say, "I've got two words for you... Shut up before I stab you in the jaw!"

Direckshun
06-22-2007, 01:40 PM
Kinda like when you say, "I've got two words for you... Shut up before I stab you in the jaw!"
But I never say that. :shrug: What do you mean?

morphius
06-22-2007, 01:40 PM
Guys, it was a joke. I thought I'd get a laugh from the "scale of 1-5" thing. Sorry it didn't go over well. When I say it to people i typically get a laugh.

Kinda like when you say, "I've got two words for you... Shut up before I stab you in the jaw!"
I got it when you typed it, but the "long winded" thing was funny for a completely different reason.

Sully
06-22-2007, 01:41 PM
But I never say that. :shrug: What do you mean?
ROFL

Sully
06-22-2007, 01:42 PM
I got it when you typed it, but the "long winded" thing was funny for a completely different reason.
I can see how I didn't explain myself terribly well.

morphius
06-22-2007, 01:45 PM
I can see how I didn't explain myself terribly well.
I understand that whole, saving key strokes and hoping people can read between the lines thing. Lord knows I have about about 26,000 of those posts already.

FD
06-22-2007, 02:22 PM
Is there more to it than a series of "startling" events. A lot of horror movies today confuse startling with scary.

Carlota69
06-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Just got back from this.


On a scale fom 1-5, this movie is pretty ****ing spooky.

It looks pretty fuking spooky. On a 1-5 scale of unnecessary stress, it looks like a 5--5 Xanyx that is.

KcMizzou
06-22-2007, 04:16 PM
I've been looking forward to this one.

I like Cusak, Jackson and Stephen King.

It's getting pretty good reviews. 74% on Rottentomatoes. That's great considering the genre.

KcMizzou
06-22-2007, 04:20 PM
A few quotes..

"A retro joy, a Halloween Haunted House of a movie that delivers the sort of pleasurable shivers and jolts that today's exercises in torture porn don't even attempt."

"If you like 'spooky' but not 'gross' -- if you like to be scared without being assaulted -- then 1408 should do the trick."

"This isnít a horror movie about... screams and yells, itís more like chills and little moments of revelation."

"Listen up, all you Hostels, Saws and other purveyors of bloody terror. Lay down your whips, chain saws and paring knives to watch a truly scary movie."

Sounds like a nice change of pace...

blueballs
06-22-2007, 04:25 PM
King has had some great ones made into movies
The Shining - Green Mile - Shawshank Redemption
and some stinkers

Fairplay
06-22-2007, 05:47 PM
Everytime i have seen the name of the movie '1408' my initial thoughts of its a movie about something going on at that time in history.

I always thought it should have named Room 1408.

The previews look good, i think Cusack is an under used actor.

Sometimes spooky movies can get me more hair raising then those hack and slash movies.

I tend to like horror movies that have some blood thrown around with some humor here and there.

Nzoner
06-27-2007, 07:54 PM
Took my teenage niece and nephew today and my niece watched most of it through her fingers.I love the horror genre but had all but given up on it,however,with this being written by King I had to give it a shot and am damn glad I did.

I'm giving it a thumbs way up and will be adding it to my collection when it hits DVD and although his role his limited Samuel L. Jackson is great as always.


***POSSIBLE SPOILER***






Great thing about this movie is just when you think it's over and you've been cheated it takes a twist and pulls you back into the story.

Bowser
06-27-2007, 07:57 PM
Looks spooky. I keep threatening my 11 year old that I'll take her to go see it if she doesn't clean her room. :D

BWillie
06-27-2007, 08:10 PM
This movie looks freaking horrible by the previews, but reading the decent reviews maybe I will go see it based on the positive word of mouth I have been hearing.

dilligaf
06-27-2007, 08:28 PM
Is there more to it than a series of "startling" events. A lot of horror movies today confuse startling with scary.
Thats all that these horror movies have become now. This one is a lot better. I'm usually pretty leery of King movies lately, but this one was very good.

Dartgod
07-09-2007, 09:40 AM
Went and saw this yesterday and I was disappointed. It held my interest during the first half, and there were definitely some really creepy scenes/moments, but then it started getting stupid.

It's just my opinion, but I felt I wasted my money on it.

ragedogg69
07-09-2007, 07:42 PM
i watched this a few nights back. loved it.


i would recommend it to anyone who was disappointed with hostel 2's lack of plot.