Thursday, October 18, 2007

Scary Movie

I saw this scary movie over the weekend called '1408'. I watched it at home. Was alone with the lights off... and it was raining outside... so it got a bit chilly.

1408 is the room number of a hotel... the room is supposed to be haunted and this ghost story writer (who doesn't believe in ghosts) keeps going around visiting haunted rooms and sleeps in them for a night... the first half was a bit spooky before they started showing anything... just the music and small sudden starts... felt a bit cold (cause of the rain outside) and then watched some other stuff in between before continuing with the movie. :-)

the second part wasn't as spooky as the start... After the movie I decided to call people up and also watched another movie called 'The lives of others' to shake the spookyness off me. :-)

Its mostly the sudden starts and those subtle things that can get to me.... once in a theatre I was watching a horror film with a confident look (to show friends that I wasn’t scared :-) and then suddenly something happened and my leg jerked and I kicked the seat in front of me really hard... I actually jumped in my seat and made some sound too :-)

Then ppl from the row in front turned and looked and me and said, "Bhai... movie tere liye nahi hai... Ghar Ja" :-) was damn embarrassed...


Etchen said...

Never heard of that flick before, but will try to rent it this weekend.

Alistair D'souza said...

some trivia on the movie... got it from IMDB

There are many references to the number "13" throughout the movie. The room is numbered "1408", add each number together equals 13. The room is on the 14th floor, and the Hotel skips the 13th floor, so the room is technically on the 13th floor. The room's key lock also has "6214" etched into it, which adds up to 13. And the first death was in the year 1912, which adds to 13. The hotel is mentioned to be at 2254 Lexington Street in New York City. 2254 adds up to 13.

The initial inspiration for Stephen King came from a collection of real-life news stories about parapsychologist Christopher Chacon's investigation of a notoriously haunted room at the famous Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.
Ppl claim that this was the inspiration for the Eagles song 'Hotel California'.

arati kadav said...

i saw bhool bhilaiyya and trust me it is scary too.
(btw that stupid word verification in your blog is back!)
And I have showered blog-fame to you by dedicating 2 consecutive entries to you.

cube said...

I'm here via Etchen's blog...

Although I'm not averse to watching the bloody, gore-filled movies, I much prefer the eerie ones that I find much scarier.

1408 sounds like one I'd like to see. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Alistair D'souza said...

@ arati
yet to check out bhool bhulaiya...
not sure why the word verification setting keeps getting enabled :-)

and thankcoo so much for the moment of fame :-)

@ cube
I'm gonna try this movie ;Dark Water' next... the original one made in japanese.. herd its pretty eerie

Goli said...

Alice I am glad, I was not sitting in front of you. For me the best way to survive the scary movie is to close the eyes and get a good nap. :)

Alistair D'souza said...

well if you were in front of me then you wouldn't have had a good nap :-)