Demons & Horror

Demons are malevolent supernatural beings prevalent in religion, occultism, folklore, and mythology. They scare, trick, possess, and kill humans. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring demons ever released. How many have you seen?

1408

A man is trapped inside a hotel room and terrorized by ghosts.
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
2007
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Father
Offspring
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Flood
Dimensional: 
Static
Unknown
Psychics: 
Illusionist
8
An evil fucking room!
7.04
6
8
8
3
4
4
Performances
Editing
Ambiance
At its purest form, 1408 is a condensed version of The Shining. This is obvious. The film is based on a short story by Stephen King and he can rip off his own material if he feels like it, but is it worth watching? 1408 needs to be considered a stand alone film and appreciated as such. It contains enough fresh material and twists you won’t see coming. All in all, this is a great movie. Here’s why…
First, it stars John Cusack in one of the best roles of his glorious career. Samuel L. Jackson is there to shuffle the deck. He wants to help, he's friendly, yet he’s ominous. This is one of the most claustrophobic horror movies ever made. It’s basically about a man stuck in a hotel room from another dimension. He should be surrounded by people and traffic, yet he couldn’t be more isolated.
The acting is irreproachable. The limited set and cast are an advantage. Horror is mostly psychological, here, and it will send shivers down your spine on many occasions. One of 1408’s creepiest cards is making your imagination wander. Exactly how far does room 1408’s reach extends? At what point, in the film, does the haunting start? The more you think, the scarier this film gets…
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