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 »


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 »


Reese Houser: [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.
Ryan Shoos: Yeah for you! And now Cassidy's hurt and we're trapped in here!
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References Suspiria (1977) 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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I Have No Clever Analogy. It Just Sucked.
7 August 2015 | by ralo229See all my reviews

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

3/10 (Horrible)

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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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