No entren al 1408: Antología en español tributo a Stephen King (English: Do Not Enter Room 1408: A Spanish Anthology Tribute to Stephen King) is a collection of horror stories by 22 Spanish-language authors, which aim to pay tribute to the style of the horror master Stephen King. The book was edited by the Ecuadorian writer Jorge Luis Cáceres, and published in Quito by the publisher La Biblioteca de Babel in 2013.
The Mexican edition of the book, to be published in 2014 by La Cifra Editorial, will contain stories by three additional authors: Javier Calvo (Barcelona, 1973). Carlos Yushimito (Lima, 1977), and Alexis Iparraguirre (Lima, 1974).
The argentinian edition, to be published by the Interzona Editora, will contain stories by: Edmundo Paz Soldán,Santiago Roncagliolo, Espido Freire, and others, according to an interview with the editor Jorge Luis Cáceres.
Reception: The influence of the masters of pop culture in Spanish American narrative is a yet unexplored territory. In this anthology, various young authors from different latitudes come together under the influence of Stephen King and pay tribute to the “master of horror”. These stories prove that supernatural horror is not a tradition alien to Spanish American literature but is an interest of a generation of writers. The ghost of King looms over these stories, sometimes like Pennywise, others like an arcane being from the beyond where reality shows coexist with zombies. Inspired by the North American writer, the stories gate crash meetings of psychiatric patients, discover supernatural beings infiltrating Latin American military movements, narrate spontaneous experiments in quantum physics and present obscure characters, such as evil doppelgangers or demons that stalk innocent children. Welcome, reader, to this disturbing homage: here there is cannibalism, madness and religious sects. Here there are tigers.