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Episode #123 - Pay the Ghost


We just can't get enough Nicolas Cage here at Stop the Movie, which is why we couldn't wait to sink our claws into 2015's Pay the Ghost! This straight-to-DVD clunker stars Cage as a professor whose quest for tenure has caused him to put his family on the back-burner. His wife and son are constantly dealing with his broken promises, which come to a head on Halloween night, when he fails to help his son Charlie carve a jack-o-lantern. When he brings him to a Halloween carnival to make it up to him, Charlie suddenly vanishes. When NYPD's least helpful police officers fail to do anything for him, Cage goes on a year-long quest to figure out what happened to his son. The answer: ghosts. Ghosts happened. Charlie is taken by a vengeful spirit who kidnaps three children every year as payback for what happened to her own kids three hundred years ago. Apparently Nicolas Cage is the only person in those three hundred years to actually do anything about it. Will he find Charlie while he still can? Will the police help him at all? Do ghosts charge interest? Grab your cowboy costume, paint on an eyepatch, and join us as we burn Pay the Ghost at the stake! With special guests Nick Newert and Kathleen Shockey!

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