Is there an alternate ending to the movie 1408?

-***Spoiler Alert – Alternate Ending*** The Director’s Cut contains a more tragic ending. Mike Enslin sets fire to 1408 but is not rescued by the fire department. Instead, the last we see of him is when he’s lying on his back in the burning room and we hear the words of his daughter “everybody dies”.

Why did they change the ending to 1408?

Director Mikael Håfström said that the ending for 1408 was reshot because test audiences felt that the original ending was too much of a “downer.” The original discarded ending had Mike dying in the fire, but happy to see the room destroyed. During Mike’s funeral, Olin approaches Lily and Mike’s publisher Sam Farrell.

Which movie has alternate endings?

11 Movies That Have Very Different Alternate Endings, And The Reasons Why

  • Get Out (2017) Universal PIctures / Courtesy Everett Collection.
  • The Descent (2005)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • The Wailing (2016)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Stigmata (1999)

What movies have two endings?

30 Movies with Alternate Endings

  • Gone with the Wind. 1939 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 3h 58m.
  • Dr. Strangelove.
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 1969 ‧ Western/Drama ‧ 1h 53m.
  • Dawn of the Dead. 1978 ‧ Horror/Zombie ‧ 2h 36m.
  • Alien. 1979 ‧ Horror/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 57m.
  • The Shining. 1980 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 2h 26m.
  • Blade Runner.
  • E.T.

What movies have 3 endings?

Clue (1985) The film based on the popular board game was intentionally shot with three separate endings, a gimmick that writer and executive producer John Landis thought would bolster the murder-mystery format, pay tribute to the original game, and make more money.

Why do movies make alternate endings?

One of the biggest reasons behind the restoration of movies with added scenes or alternate endings is due to overbearing studio control which can result in last-minute reshoots and changes to the ending that can detract from the story and even ruin the theme of the movie.

Why do some films have alternate endings?

Alternate endings often subtly change the meaning of a film, or cast a new light on characters’ back stories. Sometimes, they can completely change the film and everything you’ve seen.

Who sent Mike The postcard 1408?

This was meant to imply that the hotel itself sent the postcard out to lure in a new victim after years of Olin banning newcomers from staying in the room. However, one other fan theory is that it was in fact Olin himself who sent it, and that Olin is in fact an angel trying to protect Enslin from his own actions.