PAY THE GHOST

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased OUT NOW! 2015 | 15 | Blu-ray/dVd

Based on a short story by Tim Leb­bon, this is a cheap but like­able ghost story.

Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage) is a lec­turer whose son’s ab­ducted on Hal­loween. Be­set by spooky vi­sions, Cole sets out to res­cue his lit­tle one.

Both Cage and The Walk­ing Dead’s Sarah Wayne Cal­lies put in solid per­for­mances and the story takes an in­ter­est­ingly weird turn to­wards the end, but dodgy CGI birds, over-fa­mil­iar scares and hokey el­e­ments make for a fright-free ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ex­tras A be­hind-the-scenes piece. Will Salmon

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