1408 (pronounced "fourteen-oh-eight") is a 2007 fiction film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish film director Mikael Hafstrom. The film follows Mike Enslin (Cusack), an unpopular author who specializes in the horror genre. Enslin's career is widely based on investigating alleged haunted houses, although his continuously unsuccessful searches have left him bored and pessimistic. Enslin eventually learns of the Dolphin Hotel in New York City, which houses the infamous "Room 1408." Interested, Enslin decides to spend one night in the hotel and is nearly driven insane by the supernatural behavior occurring within the room.