Thursday, December 27, 2007
If you're stuck inside on a dreary overcast holiday afternoon, you could do worse than head to a cinema and see 1408. It's damn spooky and there are more than a few moments that'll have you jumping in your seat. There was a vertigo-inspired moment of dread too, at least for me. John Cusack plays frantic so well, but I reckon Samuel L Jackson was underused. The old Eagles line "you can check out any time you like, but you may never leave" must've been an inspiration for Stephen King on this one.
If you need more monster in the mix, opt for Alien vs Predator: Requiem. More action than its thriller predecessors, this kill-fest doesn't even spare the pregnant women & children.