Nicolas Cage frantically searches for his abducted son in the new supernatural horror film "Pay the Ghost," and in this HitFix-exclusive clip the desperate father gets a nerve-jangling surprise from his wife Kristen ("The Walking Dead's" Sarah Wayne Callies), who apparently has not been feeling like herself lately.

Here's the official synopsis:

One year after Mike Lawford's young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, he is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife, 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.

Watch the clip above and below. 

"Pay the Ghost" hits theaters and VOD on September 25.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.