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The Gallows

The Gallows
  • 2015
  • US
  • 81 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Travis Cluff/Chris Lofing
  • Cast: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos
  • UK release: 17 July 2015

This sometimes comically inept high school horror film kicks off in 1993, when Beatrice High School's performance of The Gallows goes horribly wrong, and a teenager is hanged in front of the audience. Fast-forward to the present day and the drama club have decided to re-stage the play as a kind of tribute. Cue 'scary' stuff happening. There are a few effective jump scares but they come minus the much-needed unsettling ambiance, or the flow to further the story. There's evidence of some technical talent from Lofing, but nowhere near enough to recommend a film that plays like a repeat performance of so many other found-footage horrors.

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The Gallows

13 Jul 20151 star

Uninspired, sometimes comically inept high school horror flick

Writer-directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff are behind the latest in a long line of found-footage horror movies that comes with the neat premise of a high school haunting, but that bumps around in the dark for far too long with no sense of where it’s…

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