Pay the Ghost

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"Evil walks among us."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 5.2  (18,827)
  • 23

Pay the Ghost is a horror thriller movie that was released in 2015. Directed by Uli Edel, the movie stars Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Veronica Ferres. It is based on a short story of the same name by Tim Lebbon. The movie tells the story of Mike Lawford (Nicolas Cage), a college professor in New York City. On Halloween night, Mike and his eight-year-old son Charlie (Jack Fulton) are trick-or-treating when Charlie suddenly disappears. Despite Mike's frantic search, he is unable to find Charlie and his son remains missing. A year later, Mike is still searching for Charlie and is devastated by his loss. In the midst of his grief, he begins to experience strange events that he believes are connected to his missing son.

Mike's wife Kristen (Sarah Wayne Callies) feels that he is becoming obsessed with his search for Charlie, but Mike feels that it is his duty as a father to continue looking for his son. Mike discovers that other children have gone missing on Halloween night in the same area where Charlie disappeared. He also begins to have visions of a creepy masked figure who he believes is responsible for the disappearances.

As the Halloween season approaches once again, Mike becomes more desperate to find Charlie and will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. He enlists the help of a psychic medium named Eliot (Lyriq Bent) who tells him that the masked figure that Mike has been seeing is a vengeful spirit named the Pumpkin Man who is seeking to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Mike starts to realize that the pumpkin man may be the key to finding his son and stopping the disappearances once and for all.

The movie is filled with suspense and horror as Mike delves deeper into the world of black magic and the supernatural. Nicolas Cage delivers a powerful performance as a father who will go to any lengths to find his missing son. The supporting cast also delivers strong performances, especially Sarah Wayne Callies as Mike's wife Kristen. The movie's settings manage to capture the mood and atmosphere of New York City during the Halloween season, adding to the movie's sense of dread and foreboding.

Pay the Ghost explores themes of fatherhood, loss, and the supernatural. It manages to deliver a tense and chilling story that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The movie's pacing is well-done, and the suspense gradually builds up until the dramatic conclusion. The overall tone of the movie is dark and foreboding, with a sense of hopelessness that permeates throughout.

In conclusion, Pay the Ghost is a haunting and chilling thriller that will keep viewers in suspense from start to finish. Nicolas Cage delivers a strong performance, and the supporting cast is equally impressive. The movie's exploration of supernatural themes and the bond between a father and son makes for a compelling story that is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Pay the Ghost is a 2015 horror movie. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 23.

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