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Mike Enslin (John Cusack) doesn't believe in ghosts, even though he makes his living writing about supernatural events. But the skeptical, best-selling author may change his mind after investigating the mysterious myths surrounding a New York hotel room numbered 1408.
Why Is 1408 Rated PG-13?
1408 is rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing sequences of violence and terror, frightening images and language.
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This thriller isn’t appropriate for children, and even teens may be disturbed by the film’s images. Although explicit violence is somewhat limited, the movie does contain depictions of suicides by jumping and hanging, and depictions of a cut hand. The portrayal of paranormal activities (such as objects moving and floors and walls caving in) and many jump scenes are intended to terrify. A deliberately started fire puts the lives of others at risk. Themes regarding life after death, the existence of God, and supernatural phenomenon are discussed. Infrequent profanities are heard, including one use of a sexual expletive. Sexual content is limited to very brief shots of a woman in a bikini and a topless female in a classical painting, as well as a man who checks out some adult video titles, but chooses not to watch them. Two characters are shown smoking, and alcohol used to the point of inebriation.
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This movie is based on a story by horror writer Stephen King. The famous author also penned a non-horror script for the movie Hearts In Atlantis. Another master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, locks his movie character in a room, where he thinks he has witnessed a murder, in the classic Rear Window. Although a completely different genre, the comedy Groundhog Day also toys with repeating time cycles introduced by a radio playing.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of 1408...
1408 releases to DVD on October 1, 2007.