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.
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..
This film received resoundingly negative reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes scoring it only 14% out of 100%. See more »
During Reese's death scene in the climax of the film, pay close attention to the wooden scaffold, multiple shadows appear. It's reasonable that one of these shadows is Charlie, however (being multiple shadows) it is most likely that these shadows are the production crew appearing as the result of the spotlight shining on the characters in this scene. See more »
[arguing intensely with Ryan as he begins shoving into him and behind them a boardwalk positioned Charlie begins violently tugging at the pulley ropes]
Don't blame this on me man! You're the one who suggested this plan in the first place.
Yeah for you! And now Cassidy's hurt and we're trapped in here!
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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. See more »
I Have No Clever Analogy. It Just Sucked.
Remember back when the found footage style was a unique style of filmmaking and only a handful of films used it? (I.E. The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, Rec.) But it's common knowledge nowadays that it's become a cliché and a cheap gimmick for studios to save on production costs. Most of the time, there is almost no effort put into the film's storyline, characters, or scares. The Gallows certainly doesn't help its case.
-A few decent performances
-Good production design
-Has the potential to be scary
-Insufferable main character
-Bullshit plot twist that makes no sense
-Plot itself is nonsensical
-Relies on cheap jump scares
-Has a few good ideas, but they're usually screwed up somehow.
-Found footage style is given no explanation
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