In this ending writer Mike Enslin has died setting fire to room 1408. Unfortunately, that's Region B, so you may be unable to play it. Suddenly they hear Katie's voice on the recorder, confirming his account. We have killed your friends. Alternate ending: The to First Blood keeps much closer to David Morrell's 1972 novel. In the original ending the firefighters force entry into the room and rescue Enslin as he curls under the coffee-table, delighted that the room is dying.
Box if it turns up. Jackson makes an appearance to tell Cusack's widow that the man freed his hotel of a horrible evil, but when he gets back into the car after the funeral, he sees a burned face of Cusack in his rearview mirror. Alternate ending: According to director Peter Bogdanovich The Last Picture Show , his friend Alfred Hitchcock originally had a much more gripping final scene planned for The Birds. I also found this website that has a breakdown of the differences of the Theatrical and Director's cuts of the film. Assuming his experience in 1408 was just a , Lily encourages him to write a book about it.
Andie and Blane kiss in the parking lot, Duckie dances with a cute girl, and they all live happily ever after. However, he soon learns that even small and seemingly positive changes can drastically affect the future — and not always in a good way. The rest of the hotel is exceptionally pleasant. Only the one room, and the owner does his best to explain the risks and discourage most people from going in there. This is later used to make the molotov cocktail to destroy the room.
The ending is okay, though I can't say it's an improvement over the theatrical release. He now sees, how his counterpart gets struck down by the mysterious figure before the theatrical release sets back in and he is face to face with his assailant. Water pours from the broken picture, flooding the room. His daughter calls for him and he succumbs, vanishing through the door. Mike stares at Lily strangely. We never learn what the room is, who sent the postcard, or whether Enslin really escaped in the ending where he does. He asks the young employee whether he found a postcard but the employee denies.
So what happens in the alternate ending? The original discarded ending had Mike dying from his fire injuries, but happy to see the room destroyed. Enslin recovers in a New York hospital, Lily at his bedside. Enslin gives him a questioning look but then walks out. He also wanted to tell him that everything's alright, that he's talked to Lilly and that he's working on a new book. He looks baffled and we assume it is because the fridge is empty but it turns out, the fridge's backside is open and leads into the next room from where the hotel manager starts to berate Enslin. Once inside the room, Mike describes on his recorder the room's boring appearance and its unimpressive lack of supernatural behavior. Enslin is taunted by memories of his dead daughter and his failed marriage, his father in a nursing home, and just generally tormented by the room's abilities.
Any number of those people could have been sick or insane at the time they stayed, and several of them have probably already died. Netflix in the Netherlands used to show this ending, however Netflix changed it to the ending used in the theatrical release. Its hard to just watch the ending on youtube andget a proper grasp without watching the whole movie first. There's a lot of chatter on this online, and no one anywhere else has a solid answer on why they swapped the endings. While he does put so much detail in his books that they have to adjust the movie, I don't think they need to drastically change the endings for movie going audiences. Although none really resemble the ending of Stephen King's short story, one alternate version is far superior to the slightly sappy one shown in theaters.
Evan uses his childhood journals to go back and change traumatic experiences for himself and his friends. Lily finds Mike's possessions from 1408, although she is doubtful of the supernatural events. Given what we know of Rambo's character, this finale seems like a more fitting and realistic way for him to go out. When Scott meets Ramona Mary Elizabeth Winstead , he immediately becomes infatuated with her — but he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to win her heart. This is followed by more footage of Mike in the vent.
And it looks like Dimension Films was the ones who distributed 1408 so contact them from the Connect button at the top of their Sorry I wasn't more thorough in my first response. Naturally not even the somber history can keep Enslin away. To his horror, he soon realizes that the room is worse than he could have possibly imagined. In October 2005, was hired to direct 1408, with the screenplay being rewritten by screenwriters. A writer, Mike Enslin, decides he wants to check it out. In the short story it was subtler yet in its own way scarier. Enslin states that hotel rooms are inherently creepy due to the fact you have no idea who else has come and gone from them before you came, and who will come and go after.
As Sam reads the story, audio from Mike's experiences in the room is heard. The film ended with one of the strange endings and she said it sucked, and I kept pleading that I didn't know what happened and the movie was supposed to go completely different. By thriller standards I think it's a great movie as long as it has the ending I like. Scifi played the most atrocious alternative ending Ive ever seen, completely ruining the movie for both of us, and now my movie selection reputation is ruined for her. Mike then lies down on the floor and laughs in victory upon destroying the room. Box in the post office.