The Gallows

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Dumb found-footage chiller has noisy jump scares, some gore.

R 2015 81 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 11+

Tedious and poorly made found footage movie

The teaser trailer for this film was great and I was looking forward to what looked like a savage and rather nasty horror film. Sadly I found The Gallows to be utterly tragic in every way. The film is another entry in the overcrowded found footage genre and the story's cameraman was obnoxious and idiotic right from the start. All the characters here are paper-thin and clichéd, they make stupid decisions to put themselves needlessly in peril. But generally there isn't much peril, or danger, or scares. Distractingly amateurish, The Gallows looked as if it was shot for fifty quid in a spare weekend. It's very annoying to pay a lot of money to see a film as awful as this in the cinema, because it's not even worth a rental. Avoid paying to see the full film and just watch the trailer for free, that way you won't feel robbed. Nudity 0/5 Horror 4/0 Jump Scares 5/5

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age 13+


The Gallows is a movie based on found footage, where 4 students are trapped in a school, along with some evil spirit that died during a school play. The movie has many jumpscares, so therefore it isn't for the faint hearted. There are some gory scenes: a badly broken leg (but is covered by jeans), a nasty neck wound. There is also swearing: 'sh-t', 'f-ck'. I enjoyed the movie a lot though! If you are looking for a movie with a load of jumpscares and tense scenes, then this is perfect!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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