The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Prisoners of The Ghostland

Nicolas Cage, the Patron Saint of The Frida Cinema, is back with his newest gonzo cult-classic-in-the-making: Prisoners of The Ghostland!

Mandy, Color Out Of Space, Willy’s Wonderland, and Pig have all garnered Cage more than enough love to join our Mount Rushmore of iconography at the theater, but now it’s time to get ready for something unlike anything you’ve ever seen: him teaming up with Japanese genre-mashing filmmaker Sion Sono!

Prisoners of The Ghostland is the story of a notorious criminal, Hero (Nicolas Cage…of course), is sent to rescue the governor’s daughter, who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe. To escape the nightmare world, Hero must break the evil curse controlling the mysterious Ghostland…

The 8 PM screening on Saturday, September 18th will feature an introduction and post-film Q&A with screenwriter Aaron Hendry and writer/producer Reza Sixo Safai.


“It’s bonkers. It’s brilliant. It’s Nicolas Cage in all his give-no-fucks glory.” – Kristy Puchko, MEL Magazine

“Nicolas Cage leads an eclectic international ensemble in an equally bizarre casserole of sci-fi, western, horror, and dark comedy.” – Scott Weinberg, Thrillist

“The craziest film I’ve ever made” – Nicolas Cage