The Gallows is a 2015 American found footage supernatural horror film written and directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. The film stars Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos and Cassidy Gifford-Weirda.
In 1993, a freak accident involving a noose kills teenager Charlie Grimille during a high-school production of "The Gallows." Twenty years later, on the eve of the play's revival, students Reese (Reese Mishler), Pfeifer (Pfeifer Brown), Ryan (Ryan Shoos) and Cassidy become trapped in the auditorium, with no way of calling for help. A night of terror awaits the four friends as they face the wrath of a malevolent and vengeful spirit. It seems Charlie will have his curtain call after all.
Why It Sucks
The Gallows was largely disliked by critics and audiences. According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 15% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 115 reviews, with an average rating of 3.15/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "Narratively contrived and visually a mess, The Gallows sends viewers on a shaky tumble to the bottom of the found-footage horror barrel.". At Metacritic, which assigns and normalizes scores of critic reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 30 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".