Synopsis: One year after the disappearance of his son on Halloween, Professor Mike Lawford is haunted by sightings of his son and cryptic messages telling him to “pay the ghost”.

Director: Uli Edel

Runtime: 94 minutes

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 5.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 11%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares:  13 (1 major, 12 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Jump scares begin to ramp up from about the 20 minute mark. Most are relatively predictable however one scare at the 26 minute mark is quite well done.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

1:59 – Some children are hiding in a cellar when something breaks through from above.

25:57 – Mike looks out the window and sees a shadow creeping down the street below, suddenly the shadow transforms into a face that appears right at the window.

35:29 – A dog barks at Mike.

38:09 – A hooded figure with a burnt face briefly appears behind Mike.

41:49 – Mike looks at some grainy video camera footage, all of a sudden a scary face pops up on screen.

52:14 – A pan suddenly catches fire.

53:57 – The figures standing outside Mike’s house suddenly catch fire. Seconds later, Mike turns around and has a vision of a large number of children standing in his house.

57:57 – The apparently dead psychic suddenly grabs Mike’s wrist.

1:02:10 – Kristen turns around suddenly, accompanied by a noise on the soundtrack.

1:13:43 – A hooded figure attacks Hannah, pushing her out the window.

1:17:46 – Some birds fly at Mike while he is on the bridge.

1:18:54 – Mike approaches a woman, when he touches her she bursts into flame and Mike begins to have a flashback.

1:24:18 – The hooded figure rushes at Mike on the bridge.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Pay The Ghost [more info].