The Gallows takes place twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play. Students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy––but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone. (Gary Reber
Special features include the featurettes The Original Version (HD 80:52), Surviving The Noose (HD 17:20), and Charlie: Every School Has A Spirit (HD 09:44); 12 deleted scenes and alternates (HD 18:17); a gag reel (HD 07:45); theatrical trailers; and an UltraViolet digital copy.
The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture is a ridiculous hand-held amateur digital production that is undistinguished throughout. But if Blair Witch was a favorite, then this will not disappoint. (Gary Reber)
The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is unremarkable, as it is predominately monaural, except for dynamic bursts intended to instill terror. The effort fails completely, even with the sound effects and deep bass presence. While the Dolby Atmos, or for that matter the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 encoding, is probably to project a reason to purchase this Blu-ray, it is a senseless soundtrack that is not worth it. (Gary Reber)