At some point in the future, or my next lifetime, Nicolas Cage will actually appear in a film genre fans can be excited about. Whether this new paranormal potboiler, Pay The Ghost, is the one remains to be seen, but it has some potential as an intriguing indie effort that may have a few scares up its sleeve. Looking eerily similar to previous supernatural films starring Cage, like Alex Proyas' Knowing or Lee Tamahori's Next, here's Cage at his cagiest, sporting a frazzled psyche and furrowed brow, fleet of foot and emphatically declaring the existence of something sinister while playing a panicked dad whose cute kid disappears on Halloween night. Directed by Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex), this paranoia-fueled paranormal flick opens in theaters and on VOD on Sept. 25, 2015.
Could this be the movie that begins to pave the way back to Cage's respectability, or more forgettable nonsense?
Here's the official synopsis:
Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) stars in this intense and chilling thriller about one man’s desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead), 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.
(Via Geek Tyrant)