‘Pay The Ghost’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage + Horror = Must See

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After years of genre line with numerous direct-to-DVD/VOD titles, Nicolas Cage is finally stepping into the world of horror with the first trailer for Pay The Ghost.

I’m not going to lie to you. Some of what you’re about to see will feel a bit familiar. Pay The Ghost is essentially a play on the same idea that makes films like Insidious or Poltergeist terrify the living shit out of us, and that is the notion that spirits can and will steal innocent souls to fulfill some ancient prophecy we in 2015 have no idea even exists. In this case it’s an angry witch who, on the eve of every Halloween, steals a group of children and takes them to what I can best describe as the ‘ghost dimension.’ Cage plays the father of a child that is taken, and he will stop at nothing to find his beloved offspring. You can view the trailer below.

The official synopsis for Pay The Ghost reads:

“One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies), 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.“

We actually had a chance to screen Pay The Ghost earlier this month, and without giving away our entire review we will say it’s one of the better Cage films in recent years. The effects could use a little work, but the story works, and Cage delivers yet another stellar performance.

Pay The Ghost hits VOD and theaters on September 25. Look for our review to surface a few days prior.

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