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The Gallows (2015)

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20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Houser
Pfeifer Ross
Ryan Shoos
Cassidy Spilker
Mr. Schwendiman
Price T. Morgan ...
Stage Boy (as Price Morgan)
Melissa Bratton ...
Pfeifer's Mom
Theo Burkhardt ...
Rick Houser (as Théo Burkhardt)
David Herrara ...
David the Janitor
Gannon Del Fierro ...
Mackie Burt ...
Cheerleader #1
Adrian Salas ...
Superstar Football Player
Mark Hales ...
Peasant #5
John Hales ...
The King
Shannon Wetzel ...
Ms. Shannon


Twenty years after an accident during a small town high school play results in death, students at the school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

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We Don't Say His Name. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superstition  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,015,000 (USA) (10 July 2015)


$22,757,819 (USA) (11 September 2015)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)|


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally titled Stage Fright, the name of two separate slasher horror films, one in 1987 and the other in 2014 that bore a masked killer picking off teenage students attempting to revive a theatre production. See more »


Reese calls Pfeifer "Cassy" and "Cassidy" several times when they are alone towards the end, usually when they are running or panicking. See more »


Ryan Shoos: Whatever you say Mr. Schwendiman
[laughing as he scopes him from the back section]
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Charlie Grimille See more »


References Supernatural (2005) See more »


Performed by Plains
Written by Michael McGinnis (as Michael T McGinnis)
Courtesy of 10K Islands
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Time is Irreversible and Life Is too Short to Spend Watching Low-Quality Films (Like This One)!
2 March 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I saw "The Gallows" with low expectations, but at least expecting to see a decent horror movie, based on the IMDb User Rating (4.3). However, the film is awful in every aspect: the storyline is poor; the twist is nonsense and ridiculous; the screenplay is terrible. The camera of this cheap "found footage" genre is a pretext to produce low quality films with low cost. In this movie, there is no explanation for the use of the handy cam. Sometimes I question why I see flicks like this to the very end since time is irreversible and life is too short to spend watching low-quality films (like this one)! My vote is one (awful).

Title (Brazil): "A Forca" ("The Gallows")

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