Pay The Ghost
Not Rated, Running time: 94 minutes
Directed by Uli Edel, Starring Nicolas Cage
Over the last few days, I have been battling with a head cold. So, while trying not to over do it, I thought I'd just watch a movie. Being a fan of Nicolas Cage, I settled on Pay the Ghost. I had never heard of this movie. The plot of the movie is fairly straight forward. A professor (cage) takes his young son to a Halloween carnival and the child vanishes right from his side. After about a year, the professor and his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead) start to have odd things happen and soon realize their son is trying to contact them. As the couple tries to uncover the mystery about their son, they follow the clues and learn about a local legend that refuses to die.
Now, this movies offers very little in the way of "something new", but I found it very entertaining. It does contain some "jumpy" parts and a dark gloomy atmosphere. It is very well acted and the mystery of the phrase "pay the ghost" figures into film very well. Another good thing, at least for me, was that the movie contains no sex scenes or nudity. I don't even think there was any swear words. The film should hold most people interest, as it did mine. The movie moves along and avoids the boring scenes that can kill movies of this type.
In the Bigfoot world, there is often talk about portals, well this just might be a movie for you as portals play a important part in the most climactic part of the film. In fact, one of the more creepy parts of the film happen during this part of the film.
In the end, the film is a very watchable and falls into the realm of such films as Insidious. It's a supernatural child abduction movie.
Rating: 3 out of 5
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet
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