Fan submitted reviews of 1408 (Short Story):|
Posted By: Neferdina - March 2nd, 2013 10:20:38 pm EST
I luv this novel, I luv all his books as well!
Posted By: Gaurav - March 1st, 2013 9:07:22 am EST
i have seen this movie more than fifty times it's really an outstanding movie. through this review i just want to advice Hollywood if they make horror, they make the movies like 1408. i never saw such movie, i really love it and stephen king writing style.
Posted By: AlexLynn - December 12th, 2012 9:30:27 am EST
I believe that this is a wonderful novel / movie as well they both are amazing.
Posted By: Jbear - August 9th, 2012 7:43:37 pm EDT
I liked the movie but I think the story was much more scary. Don't get me wrong the movie had its moments but the story was better.
Posted By: Annieb61 - June 26th, 2012 11:34:16 am EDT
I became pretty numb to horror movies they all seem to be the same or just to dull anymore. but i just watched 1408 and it really scared me . Great job in writing. I havent been that scared in 20 years.
Posted By: Stephen Fan - June 6th, 2012 6:21:09 am EDT
really i have never read ur book.but soon i will be buying one soon really happy and longing to read die fan of you
Posted By: MrsJones - May 16th, 2012 11:57:25 am EDT
I recently started reading Everything's Eventual and as usual King never disappoints me. Lots of ordinary daily events bring out memories from the stories in Full Dark, No Stars & Just After Sunset (port-a-potty OMG) Love, love, love SK's mind and places it takes me!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Rogers.Tyler - March 6th, 2012 10:52:43 am EST
I just want to take the time to say the movie is one of my favorites. After 5 years of reading, i finally had the chance to watch a movie for a change and chose this one. I have already seen the shining (Which had a few minor details mixed around) And was still my favorite movie and book by you. I am a huge fan, I am 15 years old and want too say I have many more of your books to go through and without writers like yourself, we would never have the horror to fall asleep too at night and dream for those with the W.I.C.K.E.D. Mind (Wish I Could Kill Every Day)
Posted By: Melissa Genova - December 7th, 2011 7:41:18 pm EST
1408 is one of my best books with the movie it handle the point that the writer has to take his imaging to take control of his life being stick in one room with memories of his daughter death and the death of other people dying in the pulse photos of them hanged and cuts on the rust inside the bathtub pluse a taping at the end of the movie.
Posted By: Totukenetewa - November 1st, 2011 4:29:30 pm EDT
hey stephen, your work has inspired me to become a scifi/fantasy author. thank you so much.
Posted By: Al - October 20th, 2011 2:51:41 pm EDT
Stephen, if I may be so bold (after all these years of having the Muses' dump in my home I think I can take that liberty): You are a true talent. I will admit that I love your kisses in the dark - your short stories - to distraction. I truly hope you'll write more soon... it's the difference between a ten course gourmet dinner, that will fill you with wonderment and admiration for the chef, versus the cheapest hotdog you've ever eaten on a date with the most beautiful girl you've ever seen, the one who makes your insides feel like a hole. What a twisted metaphor. Hope you understand it.
Posted By: Justin Shanahan Santos - September 19th, 2011 8:43:42 am EDT
I seen the movie and it was great! It still got me at the edge of my seat! Thanks Stephen for this wonderful story! I must add that If you write any story with any monster, it would be another hit!
Posted By: Lionelrichie - August 30th, 2011 8:32:48 am EDT
Best short story i've read from stephen king so far. The first scene makes you very curious about what's so special about room 1408. And when he enters, his thought take very strange turns. It's not really the psychical things, like a ghost or zombie or that kind of things, but it's in his head, and he get's really crazy.He's losing his mind. I guess it was difficult to make a good story about a spooky hotelroom, cause let's face it, it's a very common idea for a story, but after al he did it and that's amazing I've seen the movie to, and i'm sorry to say this but it sucks. Watched it yesterday, and come on, a creepy guy witch a clawhammer? It was definitly NOT in the books. I wish i didn't watch it.
Posted By: Constance - May 24th, 2011 7:59:27 am EDT
I haven't got to read the book yet but I've watched the movie several times. Whenever I hear of anything written or produced by Stephen King, my husband and I race out to purchase the masterpiece so we may add it to our library. We have all of his works and look forward to his future books and or movies to hit the market. 1408 was an awesome story and truly makes one wonder.
Posted By: Brandon C - October 25th, 2010 10:38:21 am EDT
Man, this is one of my all-time favorite Stephen King short stories. It is so much better than the movie, it's not even funny (though John Cusack does a great job in the movie). This is one of those stories that makes you just a *little* nervous after you read it. It gives you that "whistling past the graveyard" feeling.
Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 8th, 2010 3:12:38 pm EDT
Loved this storie havn't seen movie but it seems really good. the movie seems to have mike go through even more hell and more paranormal activity goes on then in the storie. can't wait to watch it. Only thing about the storie I felt it was to short, still a great read though.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 19th, 2010 11:57:14 am EDT
I have never gotten round to reading the book, and only just realised stephen king wrote this. I remember watching the film about 2008, and thinking the producers had proberly totally killed the book. and when i asked my mother. she explained the book was completely different to the film, but sadly she couldnt quite remember who had written it.
Posted By: Superstar2559 - November 8th, 2009 2:15:13 am EST
Loved it. Stephen King truly is a genious.
Posted By: ViktorVintz14 - September 27th, 2009 7:34:20 am EDT
This story is simply brilliant and fascinating. When I saw the movie I was pretty much frightened. I wish I could write so nightmarish stories as Mr King...
Posted By: Monica - July 30th, 2009 7:13:45 pm EDT
The voice on that phone scared the bee-jeebus out of me. I was so frightened I had to put the book out in the garage - I didn't want it in the house for fear that evil would come out of it and get me. Haven't been able to pick the book back up since! I love that!!
Posted By: Sarahlizkitty - July 6th, 2009 4:01:34 pm EDT
I am so freakin glad they turned this one into a movie. it's one of the few things that after you read it, you feel all dazed and weird for awhile. so disturbing. like taking a hit of really bad LSD in a hotel room by yourself... or more like being unknowingly dosed and sent to a "haunted" hotel room. WHEW!!!
Posted By: Bill - June 26th, 2009 7:17:26 pm EDT
This is another compelling Stephen King story about the supernatural, and particularly about a man who don't believe in it, but who experiences it firsthand and is forced to confront its reality. I had a number of such experiences, as a middle-aged man, in a haunted house owned by a relative. Unexplainable things started to happen after a close relative, who had lived there, passed away in a nursing home. At first I was terrified, but it opened up my mind to a different aspect of our existence. Only in the West do we deny such things. King, a popular writer, makes it easier for people to accept the reality of this usually unseen part of our lives.
Posted By: Yusktu - June 8th, 2009 10:19:13 am EDT
Gripping, enjoyed it from beginning to the end.
Posted By: Lin Lin - March 23rd, 2009 8:44:44 pm EDT
Unbelievable....even for Stephen King
Posted By: Britt - January 2nd, 2009 4:36:42 pm EST
I am a tremendous fan of Mr. King but I would have to say this is not one of my favorites of his. So much as that I didn't even go see the movie, which is a big thing for me.
Posted By: D'arcy - November 17th, 2008 6:40:03 am EST
I love the way the story develops ,it entraps your mind in a world you don't want to escape from.
Posted By: Dinosaur Pixie - September 17th, 2008 4:30:25 pm EDT
I really liked both the short story and the film. I noticed that the film did continue with the story and I suppose went into more depth, which made me like it slightly more. Luckily I saw the film before reading the short story so I wasn't disappointed. =]
Posted By: Sylvanna Rayne - August 18th, 2008 12:25:54 am EDT
I love this story because its not afraid to delve into what authors have become afraid to write about anymore.... surreal, vision-like evil. There seems to be a trend today in which authors are shifting away from the more supernatural, inexplicable forms of evil and horror and replacing them with horrors that we can fully grasp, ones that we can wrap our minds around and explain away. We need some horror like this, folks! The kind of stuff that gets the wheels turning and actually has the power to un-nerve us. 1408 is unpredictable and adapts its tactics as it tries to wear down our poor Mike Enslin, hitting him hardest where it hurts the most.
Posted By: ShadowWalker333 - August 6th, 2008 3:34:03 am EDT
I read the short story and saw the movie and I felt that the short was much better than the movie, not saying that I didnt like the movie it was one of my favorites. Between IT and The Mist