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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Gallows: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Found-footage horror films has been a tradition for the past few years and most of them failed to give something fresh for the hardcore fans of this genre. Same as well with this newly released The Gallows which is definitely cliched and suffered a lot with it's crazy shaky camera that will rather irritate than scare you.

Twenty years after Charlie (Jesse Cross) died at the tragic performance of the play The Gallows; Beatrice High School decided to revive the play to honor its anniversary. However, Reese (Reese Mishler) agrees with his best friend Ryan (Ryan Shoos) to sabotage the play to avoid embarrassing himself in front of everyone. Together with Ryan's girlfriend Cassidy (Cassidy Gifford), the three break inside the school the night before the play, but they didn't realize that they must deal first with Charlie's vicious spirit.

Yes, the film is a bit creepy at times and provided one or two solid scenes, but it's not really enough to salvage this one from stumbling down. We are all introduced with familiar characters that obviously we've seen in other horror movies before, and automatically they will make stupid decisions along the way. The idea of the found footage format doesn't hold as well, as it feels a bit redundant, and even some unnecessary scenes are still documented. Question rises if you will still film yourself in the midst of your death or if you're running away for safety.

Overall, The Gallows is a ridiculous mess. It is a collection of foolish ideas and tired scare tricks that also doesn't end well. It supposed to be interesting and scary, but sadly it isn't.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 3.5 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Reese Mishler, Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos

Directed by: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide  

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