1408 Release Date: June 22, 2007

The majority of film junkets held in Los Angeles take place at The Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny in Beverly Hills. And most of those begin in suite 1418. Wild About Movies suggested (to no avail) that MGM, which released “1408”, and had the junket at The Four Seasons, hold the junket in room “1408” to find out how many junketeers (and publicists, for that matter) got out alive.

What’s “1408” about?

Based on the short Stephen King horror story of the same name, “1408” surrounds supernatural writer Mike Enslin, an author of two hit books focusing on supernatural phenomena. As research for his latest book, Enslin is determined to check out the notorious room “1408” in a New York City hotel by personally staying as a guest in the fabled room. With the intention that “1408” is just a myth perpetuated by stories and rumor that Enslin has collected for his past works. However, hotel manager Mr. Olin has strong objections to Enslin’s stay and only warns him of possible danger to come. But Enslin is determined to go through and convinced that the horrific past of “1408” is just mere coincidence and a myth. But what Mike Enslin is about to experience is no myth, as “1408” truly is a room where the guests don’t check out by noon.

Genres: HorrorMystery
Directed By: Mikael Håfström
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: MGM/W
Total Box Office: 72 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13