Movie Review: Pay The Ghost (PG13)
There are a lot of scary Halloween movies but Pay The Ghost isn't one of them.
With such a title, it would've been great to see a loan shark ghost who haunts his old debtors and leaves "O$P$" messages in blood on their walls.
Alas, no such fun is to be had here.
Nicolas Cage stars as Mike, whose only son Charlie (Jack Fulton) disappears at a Halloween parade. His last cryptic words to his father ("Dad, can we pay the ghost?") provide the one clue to bringing him back.
Cage's moony-eyed melancholy over his missing kid gets tiring fast and while the film's ghostly Celtic legend is intriguing, the whole thing falls rather flat, made worse by cheap-looking special effects.