History Headscratchers / FourteenOhEight

27th Dec '17 10:49:53 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Because that [[DoingInTheWizard removes the mystery in favor of the mundane]], which defeats the enjoyment entire genre, as the film itself pointed out.

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** Because that [[DoingInTheWizard removes the mystery in favor of the mundane]], which defeats the enjoyment of the entire genre, as the film itself pointed out.
26th Nov '17 10:33:39 PM wanderlustwarrior
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** Remember, the room is malicious. Making him think he defeated it and is living a normal life again isn't really mean enough to go through all the trouble.
* Hold on. Taking the time-loop into account, Lily arrives at the beginning of the hour -- 45 minutes before Mike contacts her on video-chat.

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** Remember, the room is malicious. Making him think he defeated it and is living a normal life again isn't really mean enough to go through all the trouble.
trouble... unless it's giving an even lengthier HopeSpot where it's least expected.
* Hold on. Taking the time-loop theory into account, Lily arrives at the beginning of the hour -- 45 minutes before Mike contacts her on video-chat.


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**Alternatively, he could've done it and died, same way the room somehow got someone to drown in chicken soup.


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**Because that [[DoingInTheWizard removes the mystery in favor of the mundane]], which defeats the enjoyment entire genre, as the film itself pointed out.
8th Jul '17 6:42:31 AM khabbab
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* Why does everyone dismiss the hallucinogens theory? Chocolates, pumped through the ventilation ...etc. A sufficient amount of prepared bizarre incidents (chocolates, toilet paper,...) complemented with the victim's imagination would be plausible for the film. As for Olin hearing and seeing things at the end, that happened after he touched the recorder, which could've still been carrying hallucinogens from the room.
15th Jul '15 8:53:42 PM Folamh3
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** Near the end of the film Enslin asks the room why they don't just kill him, and it explains that it likes to offer its guests free will. I like to think that the room only derives real satisfaction from guests choosing to kill themselves - if they do it by accident it's a bit of a cheat.
25th Jun '15 7:53:02 PM Ardashir
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* At one point Enslin climbed out onto the ledge to escape and find that all the other windows of the hotel are just -- gone. Dumb question time. What if he'd just jumped or even fallen? Would he have died when he hit? Or would he have landed back in 1408's bed so it could torment him some more?
1st Nov '14 1:39:46 AM Salmobook
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** That's assuming it is a time-loop. It seems more that time is whatever the room wants it to be. It didn't literally send him back to the beginning any more than it sent him forward to a burned room. It just sort of... made a new hour.
25th Oct '14 12:53:11 PM MobRules
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* Hold on. Taking the time-loop into account, Lily arrives at the beginning of the hour -- 45 minutes before Mike contacts her on video-chat.
4th Jun '14 1:08:48 AM BaronPraxis
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** Remember, the room is malicious. Making him think he defeated it and is living a normal life again isn't really mean enough to go through all the trouble.
28th Mar '14 8:20:17 PM SuperMagneto
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* How do we know if the ending is real? Is he really out of that room or is he still there, trapped forever? The ending could be all in his head.
8th Oct '12 12:24:54 PM Pilomotor
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** Probably something along the lines of "Good advice. You should listen to it." Assuming the room itself somehow arranged for the postcard to be sent, Mr. Olin probably wouldn't have raised that possibility, since it would've just raised Enslin's interest in the room.



*** The story also explains that due to civil rights laws that prevent things like the managers putting minority clients into crappy rooms, anyone who demands a specific room at a hotel can get it, as long as it's not occupied. Normally, Olin doesn't let guests into 1408, but then Enslin shows up and requests that specific room...
** Possible FridgeBrilliance: What if they tried that, and ''it didn't work?''

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*** The story also explains that due to civil rights laws that prevent things like the managers putting minority clients into crappy rooms, anyone who demands a specific room at a hotel can get it, as long as it's not occupied. Normally, Olin doesn't let guests into 1408, but then since Enslin shows up and requests insisted on that specific room...
** Possible FridgeBrilliance: What if they tried that, and ''it didn't work?''work?'' The room can clearly warp reality within itself, so it's not unrealistic for it to have enough control in the general vicinity to prevent its supply of victims from being cut off entirely.
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