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Rage -Paul Maguire (Academy Awardr winner Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) is a respectable businessman and loving father living a peaceful life.until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her.by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Danny Glover (the Lethal Weapon films), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) co-star in this heart-stopping thrill ride that shows no mercy. Pay the Ghost -Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) stars in this intense and chilling thriller about one man's desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead), 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.
- MPAA rating : NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 35644400
- Director : Uli Edel, Paco Cabezas
- Media Format : NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 3 hours and 12 minutes
- Release date : August 30, 2016
- Actors : Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Veronica Ferres, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare
- Studio : Image Entertainment
- ASIN : B01ENSOKSC
- Number of discs : 2
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Pay the Ghost
A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween carnival. A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween carnival. A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween carnival.
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Charlie : Daddy, can we pay the ghost?
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Pay the Ghost
2015, Mystery & thriller/Horror, 1h 34m
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Pay the Ghost takes a weak stab at supernatural horror, but ultimately, it's only viewers who will pay for watching this sloppily assembled picture. Read critic reviews
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Haunted by eerie images and unexplainable messages, a man (Nicolas Cage) tries to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of his son.
Genre: Mystery & thriller, Horror
Original Language: English
Director: Uli Edel
Producer: Nicolas Chartier , Craig J. Flores , Patrick Newall , Ian Levy
Writer: Dan Kay
Release Date (Theaters): Sep 25, 2015 limited
Release Date (Streaming): Nov 18, 2016
Runtime: 1h 34m
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Production Co: Voltage Pictures
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Sarah Wayne Callies
Elizabeth Jeanne Le Roux
Craig J. Flores
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The supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost is a creepy and atmospheric horror film. After a year of searching for his abducted son, college professor Mike Lawford begins to see his son's spirit reaching out for him and learns that he was taken to a netherworld by a witch. Nicolas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies lead the cast and give fairly good performances. And the mystery is built up rather well; delivering an interesting backstory for the witch and the legend that surrounds her. Still, the pacing can be kind of slow and the directing is pretty bland. While it's a little formulaic and the low-budget quality shows through, Pay the Ghost manages to scare up a few chills.
If you enjoy Nicolas Cage, then you will enjoy this film. I enjoyed this film as it dealt with things you do not normally see in horror films today. The film kept me on the edge of my seat and had some great effects. I guess you would need to suspend belief a bit to enjoy this film, but well worth the cost I paid on blu-ray. Glad I own it. Take a chance and give it a viewing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did..
Sooooooooo bad! But this is so very entertaining. Worth a watch if you love bad Cage movies.
I think, if you know me, then you really know why I ended up watching this movie last night. It's not because I found the plot intriguing or the trailer impressed me. I just wanted to watch Nicolas Cage act like a fool. So, color me surprised, when there was nothing resembling the lunatic Cage in this movie. I'm sure I've said this before, but I used to hate watching this guy, because he was either hamming it up or sounding like he was asleep. But, as the years have gone by, his real genius has been revealed to me and now he is one of my favorite actors to watch. And not necessarily for positive reasons. If you've seen Vampire's Kiss then you know when I say that when this man decides to go nuts, he can be one of the most bizarrely entertaining actors in the world. Though, to be fair, I think Vampire's Kiss is the peak of Cage lunacy. He's come close with The Wicker Man remake, but nothing will ever surpass VK in my mind. Don't get me wrong, Cage sounds just as uninspired as ever, but, somehow, and I don't know why, it seemed to me that he put a slightly bit more effort into this movie than he normally would in these low-budget, direct-to-video affairs that he's become known for in his later career. Maybe I'm the only one. Maybe I'm just paranoid and he actually put in about the same effort, as in barely any, into this movie as any of his other DTV movies. But, honestly speaking, this wasn't as terrible a movie as I was expecting. Which sounds like it should be positive, but it's not. Because the worse the movie is, the more Cage-isms we get. Not that I'd say that the movie is good or anything, but it was a perfectly acceptable movie, for the most part. Again, that doesn't mean it's good, but it's not what one would call a horrifyingly bad movie. There's a pretty decent concept here too, one that might actually have added to some legitimately creepy moments if it had stronger writing and a bigger budget. It's your typical 'woman is burned alive, along with her children, and she decides to haunt them after death' sort of thing, but there's a bit of a Celtic touch, which, honestly, is there in name only. I wish they would've done more with this, but it was not to be. The third act is a little goofy, but it is what it is. The acting is fine, nothing that anyone should be embarrassed about. It's not the type of movie I would watch again, since it didn't accomplish what I wanted it to accomplish, and I know that that's selfish, sue me, but it was perfectly fine and fairly watchable. I think there's a good movie underneath it all, it just never got to come out due to certain issues. I wouldn't recommend it, of course, it's not a good movie, but it's something that won't make you want to jump face-first off a 10-story building.
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Nic Cage is still haunted by better movies in Pay The Ghost
At the outset of Pay The Ghost , young Charlie (Jack Fulton) is scared of what he sees lurking just outside his bedroom window, and responds, as children in horror movies do, by making a creepy drawing of the shadowy figure. But Charlie should really be more frightened that his dad is played by Nicolas Cage, which at this particular point in time automatically exposes him to all manners of low-rent peril. Making matters worse, Mike Lawford (Cage) is an English professor who seems to specialize in the literature of creepy portent. It can’t surprise anyone that when Mike takes his son to a street fair on Halloween night, Charlie disappears into thin air—though Kristen (Sarah Wayne Callies), Charlie’s mom and Mike’s wife, still gets pretty pissed about it. A year later, the now-estranged couple reunites when Mike starts getting visions of his lost son, soon becoming convinced that he’s uncovered a supernatural epidemic of Halloween child disappearances all across the fair city of New York (played here by another, less talented city—possibly Toronto).
About that city: Not every movie set in New York perfectly captures life there, but Pay The Ghost uses its chosen setting with a particularly cloudy eye for detail, including a college campus that seems to be quiet, expansive, and yet located somewhere in midtown Manhattan; a large two-story home for Mike and his family that should flag them all as millionaires; and a Halloween street fair that seems to be taking place over three enclosed blocks in a back alley, rather than Greenwich Village. A charitable explanation would be that the movie uses an off-brand New York to create an uncanny feeling of disorientation and displacement, but the rest of Pay The Ghost doesn’t bear that out, unless the way that Mike’s receipt of a tenure letter at work inexplicably causes him to arrive home hours late is supposed to be part of a larger, clumsily evoked dream logic.
No, the movie’s B-movie flimsiness is pervasive, and paired with an overall lack of B-movie flair, though director Uli Edel makes some game yarn-spinning attempts. Briefly, Mike and Kristen visit other parents who experienced similar child losses, and the idea of an amateur investigation of supernatural experiences holds some promise. So does the story’s folktale roots, which quaintly position Halloween as a spooky, menacing day, and result in one memorable image: a field of ghostly children, stretching into the distance, drained of their natural color. But too much of Pay The Ghost (up to and including a nonsensical mid-credits faux-shocker) consists of its characters flailing through the motions of supernatural encounters. The movie stays on the amusing side of lousy but never crosses over into good.
It’s no longer surprising that Cage turns up in marginally released thrillers well below his considerable levels of talent, but this one nonetheless feels slightly out of step with his most recent bumper crop. The child endangerment is consistent with the likes of Rage and Stolen , but the supernatural angle fits closer with the occult weirdness of his Sorcerer’s Apprentice / Season Of The Witch / Drive Angry run from a few years ago, while the brief, quasi-academic investigations of historical symbols recalls the National Treasure series. In another timeline, then, this might look like a greatest hits of Cage’s B-movie side. Instead, it’s like a ghost of his former career, floating through the ether as he decides on his next phase.
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Pay the Ghost
- 23 Metascore
- 1 hr 34 mins
- Drama, Horror, Suspense
One year after his son disappeared at a Halloween carnival, a man is haunted by creepy images and messages. He and his estranged wife investigate these odd occurrences in the hope of finding their missing child in this nail-biting thriller.
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