I very much dug the teaser trailer for Blumhouse's THE GALLOWS; it was simple, eerie and effective. The full trailer, which can be found below, is a bit more predictable, your standard found footage freakout. Still, it appears to be a potentially creepy bit of fun... although if I'm being honest, some of it is so dark I can hardly tell what's going on. Am my eyes failing me or does most of this movie look lit by a spelunker's headlamp?
“Everyone in Beatrice, Nebraska knows the name Charlie Grimille, just as everyone knows what happened 30 years ago on stage at Beatrice High School’s production of ‘The Gallows.’ Originally the understudy, Charlie took the lead’s place on opening night. But instead of bowing to applause, Charlie ended up really swinging from the noose. Charlie’s death has loomed over the small town ever since. Now, on the anniversary of his tragic real-life curtain call, Beatrice High School’s drama department is preparing to perform the same play, in the same auditorium. Pfeifer, the star of the show, has spear-headed the revival in an attempt to put the past to rest. The night before the big debut, however, Pfeifer discovers her male costar, Reese, with his football buddy, Ryan, and Ryan’s cheerleader girlfriend, Cassidy, sabotaging the props in an attempt to ruin the opening. But there is far more to worry about than the show going on. Suddenly locked in, with no cell service, no way out, and no one knowing they are even there, the teens soon realize Charlie isn’t at peace. And he isn’t resting.”
Starring Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Alexis Schneider and Price T. Morgan, THE GALLOWS opens July 10th.