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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 carnival.

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 Juan Carlos Velis ... Cop
Mark Irvingsen ... Angry Villager #1
Liam Buckle Liam Buckle ... Eldest Child
Sofia Wells ... Middle Child
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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He'll stop at nothing to save his son. See more »


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Country:

USA

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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First announced in 2010 with Dennis Iliadis as the director. See more »

Goofs

When Micheal chases the Bus and then eventually gets on the bus and moves to the back searching for his son, we see that the are many empty seats at the back where he has seen his bus. However the bus is obviously very crowded from front till back. It does not makes sense for the general public to not occupy the empty seats. See more »

Quotes

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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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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Bar Top Dancer
Written by Brian Jackson Harris
Performed by Electroillusion
Published by Psychedelic Records Publishing
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A B movie "lovechild" of The Woman in Black and Poltergeist
23 September 2015 | by michaelant555See all my reviews

I don't like it when people compare a movie to other movies; it's unfair. It should be reviewed on it's own merit. I know my heading seems like a contradiction in terms in that sense, but I'm not comparing this movie to those. Leave the comparing to the meerkats. This maybe classed as B movie, but it's definitely watchable with plenty of scares throughout. I'm not usually a fan of cheap jump scares, but in this case, although there's lots of them, they are a cut above the rest and pretty well executed, too. If you want to sit and watch a spooky seasonal Halloween movie and you're not too critical, or have your head shoved up your own a**e, then give this one a go. There's no bad language, sex or violence, so the kids could probably watch it, but they might be having nightmares for, well, the rest of their life, really. :) Be warned!


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