A story about this — 4 years ago
Actually starts off pretty well, as non-believing ghost hunter and major sceptic John Cusack is final unsettled by one “evil f’ing room”, as hotel manager Samuel L. Jackson puts it. The (not too) gradual manifestations in room 1408 are pretty well done, and I think it works as a fairly standard horror movie.
However, there has to be a twist, which is a bit clunky, imo. And the ending struck me less as lingeringly creepy (which is what I assume they were going for), than just – what? It just didn’t work for me.