The Gallows (2015) was a middle-of-the-road found-footage film that, while creating an interesting and creepy villain (The Hangman) and being a box office success (making $22 million in the U.S. on a budget reported at $100,000), rarely gets mentioned by found-footage horror fans. Based on the box office receipts, it comes as no surprise that Blumhouse, Lionsgate, and the writer/ director team of Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing would begin working on a sequel immediately.
The Gallows: Act II was filmed in 2016 and was screened in 2017 before disappearing without any official release date or delay announcement. It seemed as if The Gallows: Act II was lost forever. That was before Wednesday when, in true found-footage style, the trailer and release date surfaced online at joblo.com
The Synopsis as reported by Joblo.com describes The Gallows: Act II as: “After Auna Rue, a teenage vlogger/aspiring actress, logs onto a sinister website, she’s soon trapped in the malevolent world of a cursed stage play, The Gallows. After performing a passage from the play for her tiny online fan base, Auna instantly achieves the stardom she seeks—as well as a twisted challenge from a deadly spirit (The Hangman).”
Based on the trailer for The Gallows: Act II, it looks as if the sequel will not be strictly sticking to the found-footage style of the original. The trailer seemingly shows scenes in both first and third person.
The Gallows: Act II will once again be written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing; and will release in select theaters, and VOD on October 25th.
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