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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 ... Gannon
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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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  »

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Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,015,000, 12 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,757,819, 13 September 2015
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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)|


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several scenes in the first cut of the film were shot in Beatrice, but those scenes were dropped when Blumhouse Productions picked up the movie. Those scenes will be featured in the DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Gallows (2015). 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 »


Cassidy Spilker: Ryan? Ryan?
[Upon discovering his smashed phone breaks down crying and into a hoarse, painful cough]
Cassidy Spilker: No! No! No!
Pfeifer Ross: Oh my god! Cassidy!, Cassidy!
[comes running to her side and brushes her hair back]
Pfeifer Ross: Oh my god! Reese! Reese! Her neck, it's getting worse!
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In memory of Charlie Grimille See more »


References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Performed by Plains
Written by Michael McGinnis (as Michael T McGinnis)
Courtesy of 10K Islands
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Awful film to a point of anger do not watch
22 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have never been so angry leaving a cinema, I really disliked this film I have seen the same plot a million times and found footage has had its day in my opinion. The actors were terrible, there was so many plot holes after the ending. I was spending most of the time in the film saying to myself what will happen next and 90% of the time I got it right, such a clichéd film. Some of the acting was laughable to a point where I burst out laughing in the cinema. I was also surprised that the cinema was fairly packed I thought I as the only idiot to go see this film.

I see films like this making over $18 million on a $100 thousand pound budget and then more and more of the same film comes out. I understand me watching it is feeding these films being made but nothing unique is coming out in the horror genre.

Spend your time and money on other films, like 'It Follows' which came out this year a way better psychological horror or even Insidious 3 where they have much better intense moments. I would give it a 3/10 only because I admire that they tricked so many people to think it would be a good film by the trailer.

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