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Pay the Ghost (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.

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Mike Lawford
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Kristen
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Hannah
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Jordan
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Annie Sawquin
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Ghost Annie
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Charlie
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Blind Man
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Jane
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Morales
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Caroline Gillis ...
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One year after Mike Lawford's young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, he is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son-and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.

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Evil walks among us.


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According to one of the extras on the set, Nicolas Cage was reportedly so angry on a day of shooting that he kicked in one of the prop pumpkins. See more »

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While the autopsy is being performed on the psychic medium, he cuts an incision into her body which draws a line of blood something which is not possible in a dead body. What makes this even less likely is that her insides are badly burned including the heart so where would the blood be coming from? See more »

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Mike Lawford: [after seeing a wall with Pay the Ghost written all over it] What does it mean?
Blind Man: Just what it says I guess.
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In a mid-credits scene Hannah's corpse is being picked at by ravens. A close up shot of her face ends with her eyelids opening up to reveal black eyes. See more »

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Not bad at all!
12 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's pretty generic "lost my son! someone believe me supernatural forces are at work! i'll go get him myself!" plot. The acting was well done. It wasn't super annoying (if you watched the Last Witch Hunter, it's that sort of quality of writing and acting but the CGI was worse in pay the ghost) Very predictable dialogue and storyline, but I am a fan of horror movies that aren't super gory or too much thriller or jump scares out of nowhere so this was PERFECT for me! I recommend entirely! I like Nic Cage movies and this is another one of his better films. I just like it when he's a dad and not a treasure hunter. I think he's getting to that age that he can't play the dad of young children anymore. He looks over 50!


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