1408 is a film that sets out to explore the world of the paranormal.
A writer who specializes in paranormal stories gets into a Hotel Room in New York, reported to have caused bizarre Deaths, despite being warned not to enter.
Though expected to have an open mind the writer is a Non Believer.
How he ends up a believer forms the Story.
The first question one wishes to ask the writer is how a Hotel in a Major City had the room open despite the disasters of 56 people having died in mysterious circumstances.
The feeble answer through the manager is that the Corporation that runs the Hotel wants it to be open!
The question how the law enforcing agencies reacted to the deaths is also left unanswered.
However, the film does bring into the fore all your irrational fears reinforced, especially the basic fears of Water,Fire, Snow and of course Death.
The scenes are so interspersed with instances where one is intrigued as to the fact whether the scene one witnesses is the Story or one of the spirit made confusions in the mind of the writer
The Movie also touches on Human tenderness and affection. when the writer sees his dead child talking to him and her last days are flashed to him.
The dialogue where his dead father tells him –’You are what I was and you shall be what I am’ expresses Life and Death in a simple statement.
barring these minor points, the film is potboiler playing to your fear of the unknown.
Might able a Film for those who want to watch a Film that makes them confused for no reason .