The Gallowsis a 2015 American found footage supernatural horror film written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. The film stars Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos and Cassidy Gifford . The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 10, 2015 and has received negative reviews from critics.
On October 29, 1993, Beatrice High School student Charlie Grimille is accidentally hanged and killed after a prop malfunction during a presentation of the play "The Gallows", and his parents and along with the whole audience witness the tragic event.
On October 28, 2013, the school is attempting to put on a new performance of "The Gallows", 20 years after. Reese Houser is excited, as this gives him a chance to grow closer to his crush Pfeifer Ross. His friend Ryan Shoos is dismissive of the play, but comes up with the idea to vandalize the play's set. Reese is reluctant to take part, but agrees when Ryan promises that he would be able to console Pfeifer afterwards, giving them a chance to kiss. Later that night Reese, Ryan, and Ryan's girlfriend Cassidy Spilker sneak into the school, only to run in to Pfeifer, who saw Ryan's car. Knowing that they cannot vandalize the sets with Pfeifer there, the group tries to leave but finds that they have been locked inside and there is no cell phone reception. Disturbed, Cassidy admits the trio's real reason for being in the school, which angers Pfeifer.
As the group tries to look for a way out of the school they find news coverage of Charlie's death that includes an interview with his girlfriend Alexis. They also discover that Charlie was not supposed to have performed that day and was only on stage because he was the understudy for the main actor, Reese's father Rick. As the night progresses Ryan and Cassidy are both killed by a strange spirit that resembles the Hangman, a character from "The Gallows". Reese and Pfeifer unsuccessfully try to escape the spirit and end up on the stage, where the spirit begins to choke her. Realizing that the spirit is Charlie and that he wants them to act out the final scene, in which Reese and Charlie's character is hung, Reese and Pfeifer try and manage to successfully complete this task. However, when Reese puts the noose around his neck for the final portion, he is hung and killed by Charlie. Once he is dead, Pfeifer and Charlie both bow, as Alexis, who was watching the performance, has a standing ovation.
The police enter a house where Pfeifer and Alexis are residing and watching footage of Charlie's death, indicating that Pfeifer is the daughter of Charlie and Alexis. Before the police can question Pfeifer and Alexis, Charlie appears and kills the officers, before the screen cuts to black.