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2015 2.2/5 NR SuperHD 93 minutes

After their young son disappears, a professor and his wife come apart. But haunting visions of their boy inspire them to search for him again.

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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Lyriq Bent, Jack Fulton, Stephen McHattie, Veronica Ferres, Kalie Hunter, Susannah Hoffmann Directed by Uli Edel

Thrillers, Horror Movies


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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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If it's remembered for nothing else, and it almost certainly won't be, Uli Edel's "Pay the Ghost" can at least make a claim to being the first film to feature a haunted razor scooter in a horror setpiece.

Andrew Barker, Variety, 2015-09-26


A new low for Nicolas Cage. Just when you thought he couldn't get any more apathetic about a role, he pops up in this lazy, boring retread of "Insidious" that even his most diehard fans should ignore.

Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com, 2015-09-25


Fine, sure, "Pay the Ghost" if you have to. But do not pay good American money to see the movie of the same name.

Tom Long, Detroit News, 2015-09-25


Sludgy greens and smudged blacks assault the eyes, and crashing sound cues accompany every scare - dead giveaways of a director, Uli Edel, who trusts neither his audience nor his images.

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 2015-09-25


Tidbits that would make the film interesting have been squandered. Instead, we get the standard-issue haunted-house fodder.

Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, 2015-09-24


In "Pay the Ghost," Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career.

Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2015-09-24


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.

Jesse Hassenger, AV Club, 2015-09-22


The script doesn't know the difference between being something scary and pointing at something scary.

Chris Packham, Village Voice, 2015-09-22