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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 Mishler ... Reese Houser
Pfeifer Brown ... Pfeifer Ross
Ryan Shoos ... Ryan Shoos
Cassidy Gifford ... Cassidy Spilker
Travis Cluff ... Mr. Schwendiman
Price T. Morgan Price T. Morgan ... Stage Boy (as Price Morgan)
Melissa Bratton Melissa Bratton ... Pfeifer's Mom
Theo Burkhardt Theo Burkhardt ... Rick Houser (as Théo Burkhardt)
David Herrara David Herrara ... David the Janitor
Gannon Del Fierro Gannon Del Fierro ... Gannon
Mackie Burt Mackie Burt ... Cheerleader #1
Adrian Salas Adrian Salas ... Superstar Football Player
Mark Hales Mark Hales ... Peasant #5
John Hales John Hales ... The King
Shannon Wetzel Shannon Wetzel ... Ms. Shannon


Students from Nebraska discover some strange things that have happened to their school. Charlie Grimille, a innocent high school student that went to the same school as the victims earlier in the plot line was in a play called "Gallow." He was supposed to be standing on a thin wooden board with his neck around a loose rope. That board fell through and caused Charlie to die on the spot. Many years later, these high school students decide to reenact the play in Charlie's honor. When the lead role gets a bad case of stage fright, they decide to go to the school the night before to ruin the set so the play wouldn't happen. Little did they know what would happen after that..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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This film received resoundingly negative reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes scoring it only 14% out of 100%. See more »


Spartacus is first visible playing in Ryan's room before he pops up in a jump scare, however following during his monologue cut short by his mother attempting to enter his room Batman: Arkham Origins is seen in the midst of a cut-scene with no transition between the show and game. See more »


Reese Houser: We have to pull the fire alarm, the cops will come and somebody will find us.
Pfeifer Ross: What if he finds us?
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Referenced in FoundFlix: The Gallows Act II (2019) (2020) See more »


Performed by Plains
Written by Michael McGinnis (as Michael T McGinnis)
Courtesy of 10K Islands
Plays in Reese's car on the way to the school.
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The Gallows (4/10)
15 December 2015 | by skybrick736See all my reviews

As one of the most marketed horror films of 2015, The Gallows was strictly made to pick up money from teen audiences. The story revolves around a drama class at high school and drama between characters. The story is set up terribly making no sense at times and the characters were unlikable and had terrible dialogue. The writing was awful from the start. Besides the found footage technique which wasn't really needed, there is an element of originality with some of the concepts so I'll give it points for that. However, the film crashed for good once the ending rolled along, it was just terrible. Skip The Gallows unless you're looking for a movie with lots of jump scares or something to laugh at with your friends at the films absurdity.

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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superstition See more »

Filming Locations:

Nebraska, USA See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,808,463, 12 July 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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