Mike dies in the fire. Instead of the funeral scene from the director's cut, the sounds of a funeral are dubbed over shots of Los Angeles. Lily and Sam sort through Mike's effects. Sam returns to his New York office and discovers the manuscript that Mike wrote while he was in room 1408. As Sam reads the story, audio from Mike's experiences in the room is heard. In a final scene, Sam's office doors slam shut and Mike's father's voice says, \"As you are, I was. As I am, you will be.\"
Several critics, however, found the film to be underwhelming. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe wrote a mixed review, describing the film as \"a lot of consonants and no vowels.\" He went on to compare the film unfavorably to The Shining, a similar King adaptation, believing 1408 lacked that film's \"lunging horror and dramatic architecture.\" Although he believed the film \"conjures a wonderful anticipatory mood of dread in the first 30 minutes,\" he ultimately believed the film \"then blows it to stylish smithereens\". Rob Salem of the Toronto Star awarded the film two stars out of four, believing it to be a predictable, \"hit and miss\" production. Like Morris, Salem wrote that \"Even as haunted hotel King movies go, 1408 is certainly no Shining. Not even the TV-movie version.\" 076b4e4f54