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The Gallows Review

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A group of high-schoolers are trapped in a theatre overnight. Swiftly it becomes obvious that a malign supernatural force is at work.

★★★★★

Four high-school students, two jocks, a cheerleader and a drama queen, are trapped overnight in a theatre and bothered by the ghost of a former student who was accidentally killed during a performance of a play which is being unwisely revived. This found-footage horror has a great setting and a decent premise, but the kids are variously hard or impossible to empathise with and the format of everything being filmed on phones distracts from the build-up of suspense. Plot lapses and found-footage contrivances keep breaking the spell, though the film does have decent scares and good atmosphere.

Another found footage horror that ends up losing the plot.

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