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« on: January 27, 2007, 10:11:18 PM »

Check out this trailer.

It's a new movie based on a Stephen King short story and while I agree that normally tolls the death knell right from the start, this trailer kicked my ass. I'm sold on it. What do you guys/gals think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 11:02:52 PM »

Saw the trailer with Smokin' Aces yesterday and it was easily the stand-out new trailer of the bunch for me. (I'd seen the Hot Fuzz trailer already)

Looks suitably creepy and mysterious, with a couple solid actors in the main roles. Probably the first King film I see in the theater in a long, LONG time.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 11:29:18 PM »

Surprisingly, that does look like it has potential. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007, 01:48:28 AM »

hellz yeah I'll be seeing this!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 07:18:48 AM »

Wow... I'm impressed.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 03:00:15 PM »

I hope they didn't blow their wad in the trailer.  Looks suspiciously like it contains a lot of the major plot points.

Still, looks interesting.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007, 08:19:01 PM »

I watched the trailer on account of this thread and can say for sure that I would really like to see this now.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007, 08:54:29 PM »

Looks pretty good!

"The cops are in 1408, there's nothing in it!"

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007, 10:02:31 PM »

I love how the voice changes at the end with the "don't you love me anymore?" part. icon_twisted
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 07:06:02 AM »

Ugh they took what was a great story and muffed it up. The story goes he writes books about haunted places yatta yatta yatta hears about Dolphin hotel and decides to stay in room 1408 for his latest book, and it goes from there.

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The premise about the original story is, what if it isn't haunted but something else. Not something undead but something otherworldly not a demon, not a ghost but something outside our realm of experience. And our world and it's world are tied together through this one room, in which people disappear or kill themselves before some horrible end. And so Mike goes into 1408 with strict belief that there are no ghosts, ghouls or things that go bump in the night but his unbelief won't protect him from whats in there. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1408_%28short_story%29 wiki link

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2007, 10:09:36 AM »

For Halloween a few years ago, I checked the audiobook that this story comes from out of the library and listened to it.  I shut off all the lights, and listened to the story, read by King, with headphones on.  There's this one part where some creepy voice speaks, and King changed to a deep-throated "evil voice", such as the one heard in the trailer.  It just came out of nowhere, and was so surprising that I jumped up and ripped the headphones off my head.  I don't scare easily, but that one got me.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2007, 01:09:03 PM »

Quote from: Ascendent on January 29, 2007, 07:06:02 AM

Ugh they took what was a great story and muffed it up. The story goes he writes books about haunted places yatta yatta yatta hears about Dolphin hotel and decides to stay in room 1408 for his latest book, and it goes from there.

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The premise about the original story is, what if it isn't haunted but something else. Not something undead but something otherworldly not a demon, not a ghost but something outside our realm of experience. And our world and it's world are tied together through this one room, in which people disappear or kill themselves before some horrible end. And so Mike goes into 1408 with strict belief that there are no ghosts, ghouls or things that go bump in the night but his unbelief won't protect him from whats in there. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1408_%28short_story%29 wiki link

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I thought it was one of King's best stories in the last 20 years.  He did a fantastic job of describing reality & sanity melting away.  And I loved the part about the agent who had the audio tape...
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2007, 01:38:18 PM »

Why am I reminded of Jumangi?  Strange...
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2007, 03:34:48 PM »

If its like all other Stephen King stuff then the trailer is the best part. My wife likes his stuff though.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:03 PM »

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Why am I reminded of Jumangi?  Strange...

Well at least this one doesn't have Robin Williams!  smile
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2007, 05:44:05 PM »

I can say with enthusiasm... I am looking forward to seeing this movie!  (When it comes out on DVD and I can rent it through Netflix...)  smile

BTW - for those interested, I saw over on "Ain't It Cool News" that one of the forum members saw a pre-screening of the movie and subsequently submitted a review that they posted on the front page.   

Here is the direct link for anyone interested.  Looks like he enjoyed it quite a bit and that it had some good scares in it!  smile

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31372
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2007, 11:21:52 PM »

Well, this comes out in two days and the initial Rotten Tomatoes reviews are awesome - 94%.

I usually hate horror, but I may end up seeing this one.
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2007, 11:28:24 PM »

I will be there front and center.
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2007, 11:28:53 PM »

Big Cusack fan, and wife loves King so I might brave this one.
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2007, 11:33:28 PM »

Going to watch it also biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2007, 11:36:36 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on June 20, 2007, 11:21:52 PM

Well, this comes out in two days and the initial Rotten Tomatoes reviews are awesome - 94%.

Whoa.  I assumed it'd be a rental, but with positive reviews like those, I'll probably have to see it in theaters.  Good movies about hauntings are hard to come by.
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2007, 12:10:41 AM »

It did get 2 thumbs up on Roeper +1 (aka Ebert and Roeper) last week.

I didn't care for the story all that much when I first read it, but Cusack is a god...
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2007, 12:21:21 AM »

I like old school horror movies, the ones that fill you with dread instead of assaulting your senses with torture porn. So that's one mark in 1408's favor.

Most Stephen King novels suck, but his short stories tend to be excellent. However, most Stephen King MOVIES have been total shit, so that would normally scare me off.  However... 95% on RT???  Either reviewers are so relieved to not be screening another 3 hour epic crapfest that they're scoring this higher than they should, or this one is really good.  Another mark in this one's favor.

And finally, Samuel motherfucking Jackson. I am SOLD*.

*Provided this doesn't drop below 60% by Friday.
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2007, 01:12:36 AM »

I completely forgot this was coming out, but I would love to see it.
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2007, 01:17:32 AM »

Quote from: noun on June 21, 2007, 12:21:21 AM

Most Stephen King novels suck, but his short stories tend to be excellent. However, most Stephen King MOVIES have been total shit, so that would normally scare me off.

Actually, just like the books, movies adapted from his short stories are usually decent:

Stand By Me
Shashank Redemption
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The Running Man.  icon_wink
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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2007, 02:04:54 AM »

This was the only Stephen King story I didn't finish because it was creeping me out too much  saywhat
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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2007, 02:06:21 AM »

Quote from: Crux on June 21, 2007, 02:04:54 AM

This was the only Stephen King story I didn't finish because it was creeping me out too much  saywhat

It was my favorite story of his in years.  It was true retro-King horror. 
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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2007, 02:24:01 AM »

My Fair Lady and I are so into this it's not even funny. The fact that it doesn't go for thrills/chills by hurling buckets of blood and gore at the screen (looking at you, Hostel 2) makes me want to see it.
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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2007, 12:39:30 PM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 21, 2007, 12:10:41 AM

It did get 2 thumbs up on Roeper +1 (aka Ebert and Roeper) last week.

I didn't care for the story all that much when I first read it, but Cusack is a god...

Wow. I agree and disagree.

Cusack *IS* really good; it's what might make me go see this.

Roeper is a stupid ass. Why does someone who doesn't LIKE movies review them? You can tell that Ebert actually enjoys movies; he rarely misses the mark (IMHO). Tongue
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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2007, 12:45:31 PM »

I like Roeper a lot-I don't understand why you think he doesn't like movies-hes passionate about a lot of movies, frequently some of the sillier action stuff Ebert doesn't like. As with any critics, they are hit or miss, but I enjoy both of them a lot.
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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2007, 01:24:47 PM »

I might check this out this coming weekend. The trailer makes it look pretty spooky and with a lot of ghost/paranormal action. Plus it's based of Stephen King, so there's definitely some good story there and great suspense. In general adaptations of his work aren't usually cream of the crop, but this looks more promising than other ones I can remember.
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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2007, 02:50:17 PM »

If I get a chance I'll be seeing 1408 this weekend.  I'm hoping it's playing at the theaters thats minutes away from my place-  it'll make it more likely that I'll see it.
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2007, 03:20:08 PM »

Looking forward to maybe trying to persuade the wifey to come and watch this one with me.  Looks really good for a Stephan King movie!  smile  ***Who thinks that a big screen adaptation of his latest book "Cell" would be fun too?!***

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2007, 03:33:21 PM »

Quote from: deadzone on June 21, 2007, 03:20:08 PM

Looking forward to maybe trying to persuade the wifey to come and watch this one with me.  Looks really good for a Stephan King movie!  smile  ***Who thinks that a big screen adaptation of his latest book "Cell" would be fun too?!***

I hope so because I dug the heck out of the book even if it does go on for another 40 pages past the point where it should end. King seems to do that an awful lot and the editor in me just screams, "YOU'VE GOT YOUR ENDING!!! CHOP IT NOW!!!" The film of "Cell" is being directed by Eli Roth, for better or worse, but I think his blood-and-guts interest will be well served on it.
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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2007, 03:41:16 PM »

It should be good.  IMO, the last horror film with an actual story was the first "Saw".
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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2007, 04:02:59 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 21, 2007, 03:33:21 PM

Quote from: deadzone on June 21, 2007, 03:20:08 PM

Looking forward to maybe trying to persuade the wifey to come and watch this one with me.  Looks really good for a Stephan King movie!  smile  ***Who thinks that a big screen adaptation of his latest book "Cell" would be fun too?!***

I hope so because I dug the heck out of the book even if it does go on for another 40 pages past the point where it should end. King seems to do that an awful lot and the editor in me just screams, "YOU'VE GOT YOUR ENDING!!! CHOP IT NOW!!!" The film of "Cell" is being directed by Eli Roth, for better or worse, but I think his blood-and-guts interest will be well served on it.

I agree completely about his writing.  He has an editor right?  I mean, he doesn't like edit his own books or something weird like that I hope.  I think SK is at his best with his short stories.  There are some many of his short stories that I just love.   

Eli Roth huh?  Should be interesting at least.  smile  I sure liked the interesting premise of "Cell".  I was thinking it might translate well to film.  ***Crossing fingers!***
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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2007, 04:08:35 PM »

I really need to get around to finishing listening to the audibook version of Cell I got off of Audible.com sometime.  I just haven't done any travelling lately-  that's when I would usually listen to an audiobook.
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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2007, 04:08:47 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on June 21, 2007, 03:41:16 PM

It should be good.  IMO, the last horror film with an actual story was the first "Saw".

I really liked Saw too.  You might have a point about the story thing too, as a lot of times they seem to focus mostly on blood and gore and hardly at all on the storyline. 
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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2007, 04:09:18 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 21, 2007, 04:08:35 PM

I really need to get around to finishing listening to the audibook version of Cell I got off of Audible.com sometime.  I just haven't done any travelling lately-  that's when I would usually listen to an audiobook.

Yeah you do!  It's a good read.  smile
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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2007, 05:04:17 PM »

Yeah, Saw's story was a complete mind-fuck.  I'm never bothered by horror films, but I actually had a few nightmares after seeing Saw.

And one funny thing, even though King is viewed as a "horror" writer, I've never viewed his stories as really being much about horror.  It seems mostly to a kind of modern setting fantasy fiction.  Even "The Shining" could be viewed as a psychological thriller.

But... maybe that has more to do with some of the junk put out as Horror, but I can't bash too hard.  Who would want to diss on a great film like "I Spit on your Grave", or "Night of the Living Dead"?  Like the man says, even Babe Ruth had a lot of strike-outs.
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