Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Preacher on radio: Reckless sinful way throughout this life. The Lord has told me that the open gates of Hell are yawning up widely in our path. Yes, the flames of perpetual damnation are ever ready to grasp our souls. We know the way of the righteous man. Yeah, we know the prayer of the righteous man. I'm telling you that the Lord has spoken. Yes, the Lord has spoken to me. Hi. Mike Enslin. Checking in. Honey. Mr. Enslin. We were afraid you weren't going to show. Oh it's such an honor to have you here. - Terrible night out there. - If I could just get the key, I'll settle in and we can talk in the morning after... You probably want to hear all about our haunted history. Well, this staircase here, this is where the maid reputedly hung herself in 1860. - Oh. - There's a picture! - Can we do this in the morning? - Wait wait. It's printed in our brochure. - Did we send you one of these? - Uh, probably did. - Do you see her in the window? - Yeah, there she is. That's a photo that a guest took in 1986. In your letter you mentioned that the rooms with the most paranormal activity were in the attic. Could I have one of those rooms? That's right, because the attic is on the third floor which is the former servant's quarters. People say that all of Sylvia's children died up there of tuberculosis. - All of them? - Guests have reported strange sounds. At the stroke of midnight there's been weird noises. Now our best advice is to lock your door from the inside. - Isn't that right, honey? - That's right. You take care, you just lock it from the inside. I will. As soon as you give me the key. I'm so... right. Got it right here. - Number 14, you can't miss it. - Been a long drive. - Good luck. - All right, we'll see what the night brings. Mike: Mrs. Clark, the proprietor, says she hasn't slept a night since acquiring the inn and I believe her. No no no, I pity her. But in any case, the eggs Benedict are delicious and if you call in advance, Mrs. Clark says she will bake her famous flourless chocolate cake. On a Shiver Scale, I award the Weeping Beach Inn six skulls. Screw 'em, five skulls. - Hi. - Oh hey. How's it going? Can I help you? Yeah, I'm here for the big event. All right. Cool. I'm Mike Enslin. Sorry? - Book signing. - Oh, right. Oh, that's you, yeah. I see the resemblance, yeah. - That's a good picture. - Thanks, man. All right, hold on. Um... attention, book lovers. Tonight we have noted occult writer Michael Enslin at the Author's Corner tonight. He's the writer of the best-selling ghost survival guides, um... with such titles as "10 Haunted Hotels," "10 Haunted Graveyards," "10 Haunted Lighthouses. " That's tonight, 7:00 pm. Mike: Anyway, so I really enjoyed writing it, and that's kind of a history of the book. And I hope you enjoy it, or enjoyed it. Uh, you know, stay scared. Right? Any questions? Where's the scariest place you've ever been? Scariest place I've ever been? Uh, I've never heard that question before. That's a joke. Well, all these places have very colorful histories. Um... I would say, if I had to pick a top one, I would say Bar Harbor, the site of the grisly McTeig wedding night murders. That's an intense place. Or maybe St. Cloud, Minnesota, where the crazed war widow threw her baby down a well. I mean, those all have a lot of... I mean, it's thick. - The air is thick. - What about poltergeists? Look, I'm a good researcher. I go into every gig locked and loaded. I travel with an EMF meter, full-range spectrometer, infrared camera. I mean, look, nothing would make me happier than to experience a paranormal event, you know, to get a glimpse of the elusive light at the end of the tunnel. So you're saying there's no such thing as ghosts? I'm saying I've never seen one, but they're awful convenient for desperate hotels when the interstate moves away. This thing has really gone off the rails. Who has a pen? - I do. - Which one? Uh, but seriously, Mike, if I want to see a real live ghost, where's my best bet? - Guaranteed? - Yeah. Haunted Mansion, Orlando. Awesome, thanks. - Stay scared. - Thank you. Cashier: Hey, Ray, can you lock up? I got band practice tonight. Holy shit. What rock did you find that under? - Um, eBay. - EBay, huh? How much did it go for? Well, there weren't many bidders. I would think not. - Wow. - But it's, um... - an amazing book. - Oh. Um, so... unique and inspirational and honest. Thanks. What's your name? - Um, Anna. - Okay, Anna. Are you gonna write another one like this one? Nah, it's a different guy. Um... - can I ask you a question? - Sure. Um, the relationship in the book with the father and the son... it's probably too personal, - but, um, it's so authentic and... - Mm-hm. Well-constructed, and... is it true? No. Well, thank you for this. I really appreciate it. My pleasure. Bye. - Man: Good boy! - Man #2: Yo, homey... Woman: Just a minute, Tiffany! Yeah, I'm just gonna tie it inside my suit here. Man: Yo, Greg, check him out! Woman: Did you see what happened? Oh yeah. Are you okay, buddy? Hey, are you breathing? - Woman: No! - Man: Serious as a heart attack. We got 325. That is back here, I think. Uh-huh. This is the one. Sign on the line, please, sir. Oh, you mean right here? - Have yourself a beautiful day. - Thank you. - Thank you very much. - Hey, man, you've been gone a while. - Hey, Jackson, what's up? - Oh by the way, dude, I read your last book... the "10 Haunted Mansions" thing. Man, that's some scary shit. Cool. Later on, dude. - Hi. - Hi, how you doing? - Hi. - Good. Thanks. That's cute. Woman: Good evening, Dolphin Hotel. How might I direct your call? Mike: Yeah, hi, I'm calling about room 1408. One moment please, sir. Man: How may I help you? Yeah, I'd like to stay in room 1408 please. That room is unavailable, sir. I didn't tell you which date. How about Saturday? It's unavailable. The following Tuesday? Unavailable. Next month? Unavailable. Next summer? Man: Somebody, anybody, where's good Chinese near 48th? I got to have lunch with that idiot from Random House. Anybody? Sam, Mike Enslin calling from Los Angeles again. I'll take it in there. Clay, you got a sec for Mike Enslin? - Say yes. - Yes. Great. Now look, this guy tends to get a little morose, so try to keep the energy up. Otherwise he stews in his own funk. - Mike! - Mike: Hey, Sam. Hey hey, read the first five chapters last night. Spooky shit, couldn't sleep a wink. Great. Hey, did you take care of that thing? You'd better believe I did. And I got our top lawyer here right now. Mike, Clay, Clay, Mike. - Hi, Clay. - Mike. Talk fast, all right? This guy's $400 an hour. All right, Clay, what's up with the Dolphin? Yeah, the Dolphin. That stick-up-its-ass relic on Lexington. Too posh for a free plug, right? Well, you are gonna love what Clay's cooked up. He dug around and found you... are you sitting down? - A Federal Civil Rights law. Like somebody would discriminate against you, a well-to-do white guy. But the law's the law, right, Clay? Ergo, if the room's not occupied - they have to give it to you. - Really? Yeah. Now look, the manager there's gonna put up a stink but he knows the drill. - Nothing you can't handle. - So, Mike... we'll book the room and if they refuse we'll rattle our sabers and file suit. - So it's all done? - Thanks, Clay. Get lost, all right? Bye, Clay. Yeah, Mike, are you there? Yeah, uh, on a more personal note, are you sure you want to come here? Yeah, of course. It'll make a solid closing chapter of the book. Yeah yeah, I know the routine. But, I mean, it's New York. All that happened... you really want to put yourself through that? - I'll be quick. - Are you gonna call Lily? No. I don't want to impose. In and out. Nobody gets hurt. It's just a job. Driver: Here you are, Dolphin. Man: Hey! Taxi! Woman: It's a beautiful room, with fabulous views of the city. Woman: It's a beautiful room, with fabulous views of the city. Pardon me, ladies. Man: Thanks very much. Welcome to the Dolphin, sir. - Are you checking in? - Mike Enslin. One night. And how are we spelling that today? - N-S-L-I-N? - N-S-L-I-N. Yeah. Uh, would you excuse me for a moment, sir? Sure. Mr. Dempsey, Mike Enslin's just checked in. - Where is he? - He's over at my desk. That's fine, Marie. I'll take care of it. Okay. It'll just be a minute, Mr. Enslin. Good evening, sir. Can I help you with your bag? - No. - Very well. Mr. Enslin, I'm Gerald Olin, manager of the Dolphin. If there's anything that I can do for you while you're here... dinner reservations, theater tickets, maybe a Knicks game? Anything... just tell me. I am at your service. Well, if I can just get the key to 1408, I can get out of your hair. Oh, we were thinking of upgrading you to a penthouse suite. 1408, please. Insistent, aren't we? Could you please humor me by coming to my office for a more private conversation? - Sure. - Excellent.