On the podcast this time, Steven and Sean are facing our past indiscretions that are brought to the fore by a murderous hotel room in the 2007 film from Mikael Håfström, 1408.
Word to the wise: if you ever happen upon a hotel in your future travels and you notice that Samuel L. Jackson is managing it (for some reason), then you listen to what he tells you. Heed his advice, damn it!
Either that or run far, far away. He might be an actor we all know and love, but in this case, he’s managing a hotel that’s haunted in the worst way possible. We can’t stress this enough. You will die in his hotel.
I don’t think this is any failing in him as a person, necessarily. Mr. Jackson seems like a relatively amiable fellow. He’s probably quite generous. You know he’s got a million amazing stories to tell. That man’s life is an enviable whirlwind of show business, traveling, and… I don’t know, extreme golf playing? Is he a fan of golf?
Regardless, his hotel wants to kill people. It’s straight-up murder. Now that I think about it some more, he’s not doing as much as he possibly can to dissuade people from staying in his murder room. Why even change the sheets? Who says you have to go in there for that nonsense?
Why not stick up an impressive wall in front of the door? Block it off, throw away the key, and forget about it forever. You know, now that I’m writing all these words, I’m beginning to think that he sure could do more to have kept John Cusack out of that room. Sure, he tried to keep Cusack out of there, but there was clearly more that could have been done.
I’m calling it: Samuel L. Jackson wanted John Cusack to die. Jackson and 1408 are in cahoots! What a damn shame. Someone needs to stop this monster before he kills again.
(Recorded on August 16, 2021)
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