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Pay the Ghost (2015)

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

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Tim Lebbon (novel), Dan Kay (screenplay)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Mike Lawford
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Kristen
Veronica Ferres ... Hannah
Lyriq Bent ... Jordan
Lauren Beatty ... Annie Sawquin
Kalie Hunter Kalie Hunter ... Ghost Annie
Jack Fulton ... Charlie
Stephen McHattie ... Blind Man
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Jane
Juan Carlos Velis ... Morales
Mark Irvingsen ... Angry Villager #1
Liam Buckle Liam Buckle ... Eldest Child
Sofia Wells ... Middle Child
Aidan Wojtak-Hissong Aidan Wojtak-Hissong ... Youngest Child
Caroline Gillis Caroline Gillis ... Priestess
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Storyline

One year after Mike Lawford's young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, he is haunted by ghostly 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 the legend of the crying woman who refuses to remain buried in the past.

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Evil walks among us. See more »


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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sötétség kapui See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Trivia

Sarah plays Dr. Sara Tancredi in Prison Break (2005). She is the love interest of Michael Scofield. For this film, she plays wife of another character named Michael (Cage). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlie: Daddy, can we pay the ghost?
Mike Lawford: Pay the what?
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Crazy Credits

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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Watchable but pretty bad
22 September 2015 | by jmbwithcatsSee all my reviews

I think this could be a pretty good movie, but it doesn't develop and pace scenes very well, the script feels poorly edited... the scene where the woman comes and sees the ghost and dies... that whole scene is setup too hastily, it lacks atmosphere and intensity, it misses its mark and is just very lukewarm, and it should have really drawn you in, actually you should have been drawn in already... so this movie suffers from quality directing, pacing, and editing, and the sound engineering also seems a bit of a miss...

A great idea, similar to the movie SINISTER in some ways, but really lacking the cahones of SINISTER...

This movie just got worse using a Celtic symbol for the goddess to make it a story of black magick, when that symbol is used in white magick. "I'm only a school teacher I know nothing about your son" wait five seconds and she knows everything...

Oh boy this movie just gets worse with every passing minute.


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