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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

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
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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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Every School Has Its Spirit See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content and terror | See all certifications »
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10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Superstition  »

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Budget:

$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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cassidy Gifford's wardrobe in the film as Cassidy Spilker minus her auditorium wear, is taken from McKenna Hedegaard's original wear for the character when originally titled McKenna. See more »

Goofs

In real life at Beatrice High school in Nebraska, their colors are Orange and Black and the high school's mascot is the Orangeman. See more »

Quotes

Reese Houser: [Tearfully embracing a horrified Pfeifer after the two discover the strung up corpses of Ryan and Cassidy] I'm so sorry guys.
Pfeifer Ross: [quivering and crying] What are we going to do?
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In memory of Charlie Grimille See more »

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References Friday Night Lights (2006) See more »

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Roots
Performed by Plains
Written by Michael McGinnis (as Michael T McGinnis)
Courtesy of 10K Islands
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I Have No Clever Analogy. It Just Sucked.
7 August 2015 | by See 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.

Pros:

-A few decent performances

-Good production design

-Has the potential to be scary

Cons:

-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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