After Vacancy I was quite accustomed to the idea of actors who have mostly based their careers in comedic roles trying out their fate in a thriller. In fact, many actors who usually inspire laughs have done this in recent years. Michael Keaton tried his fate in White Noise, and it didn’t look great for him in the film or the box office. Ryan Reynolds found his way into the Amityville remake, a surprising choice after his Van Wilder fame. Even John Cusack made Identity, and once again he returns to the genre which now seems to treat him best, while his romantic comedies lately have not been as inspired. 1408 also comes with the dangerous/promising hopes that always come with a Stephen King adaptation. Though there were some classic adaptation of his novels and short stories in the past, most of the adaptations which have come about in the last five years have a promising start and never seem able to follow through.