Watch The Gallows
- 1 hr 21 min
In the 2015 horror film, The Gallows, a group of high school students attempt to resurrect a failed school play from 1993, called The Gallows, by performing it 20 years later. The play famously ended in tragedy when the lead actor, Charlie Grimille, was accidentally hanged on stage during a performance. As the students prepare for the revival, they start to experience strange happenings around the school. The lead actor, Reese Houser (played by Reese Mishler), begins to feel uneasy about the production and tries to convince the others to cancel it. However, the rest of the group, including his crush Pfeifer Ross (played by Pfeifer Brown) and his best friend Ryan Shoos (played by Ryan Shoos), are determined to go through with it.
The night before the performance, the group sneaks into the school to vandalize the stage setup, but end up trapped inside when the doors lock behind them. As they try to find a way out, they begin to realize that they are not alone in the school. Something or someone is stalking them, and they soon discover that it may be the spirit of Charlie Grimille.
As the night progresses, the group is forced to face their fears and confront the ghostly presence that is haunting them. They must find a way to survive until morning, or risk becoming the next victims of The Gallows.
The Gallows is a found-footage style horror film, shot entirely from the perspective of the characters' camcorder, which adds to the tension and suspense. The film's clever use of sound effects and creepy setting create a genuinely scary atmosphere that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
The young cast, including Mishler, Brown, and Shoos, deliver convincing performances as high school students caught in a terrifying situation. Mishler's portrayal of Reese Houser, the conflicted lead actor, adds depth to the character and makes the audience root for his survival. Brown's Pfeifer Ross provides a strong female presence and a compelling love interest for Reese, while Shoos' Ryan adds humor and levity to an otherwise dark film.
Director Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing make their feature debut with The Gallows, and they deliver a chilling horror film that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre. The film's clever plot twists and unexpected ending will leave audiences talking long after the credits roll.
Overall, The Gallows is a well-crafted horror film that effectively utilizes its low-budget style to create a genuinely scary movie-going experience. Its young cast and talented directing make it an enjoyable and entertaining film for horror fans.
The Gallows is a 2015 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2 and a MetaScore of 30.