I'm not saying this is a perfect movie.
But it's actually a surprisingly GOOD movie.
It starts off on On October 29, 1993 where the parents of Charlie Grimille record him as he is part of the SCHOOL PLAY.
During the play, Charlie is put on a fake noose, as part of the play. But suddenly the trap door opens, like you see in real noose sets, but it is soon revealed that this was NOT be part of the act. And Charlie is accidentally hung for real.
20 years later however, students at the same school resurrect the failed play as a misguided attempt to honor the accident.
A student named Reese Houser is excited, as this gives him a chance to grow closer to his crush Pfeifer Ross. But his friend Ryan Shoos is dismissive of the play, and comes up with the idea to vandalize the set. Reese is reluctant to take part, but agrees when Ryan promises that he'll be able to console Pfeifer afterwards, giving them a chance to kiss. Later that night Reese, Ryan, and Ryan's girlfriend Cassidy Spilker sneak into the school, only to run in to Pfeifer, who saw Reese's car. Knowing they cannot vandalize the sets with Pfeifer there, the group tries to leave but finds that they have been locked inside and there is no cell phone reception. Disturbed, Cassidy admits the trio's real reason for being in the school, which angers Pfeifer.
As the group tries to look for a way out of the school, they find news coverage of Charlie's death that includes an interview with his girlfriend Alexis. They also discover that Charlie was not supposed to have performed that araw and was only on stage because he was the understudy for the main actor, Reese's father Rick. The group becomes separated when Reece runs off with the camera, with Ryan being left alone. As he searches for Reece, he sees various things, such as a half finished plate of food, a cup of coffee, a hidden room with a mattress and kama frame, and what looks like a body hanging from above. When the group is reunited, they hear footsteps above them that stop above Cassidy. She is then yanked into the air sa pamamagitan ng seemingly nothing, leaving her with burns on her neck that look like rope burns. They all come back to the stage, where Pfeifer points out an air conditioning duct that they could escape through. Angry and frightened, Ryan accidentally-on-purpose makes himself a target as he calls for Charlie, telling him to ipakita himself, but when when Ryan tries climbing a latter to the vent, Charlie's unseen spirit finally chooses to respond to Ryan, and violently throws him off, causing Ryan's leg is to be badly broken. Reece, Pfeifer, and Cassidy leave Ryan to try getting help, but the door slams shut, and they are locked out of the stage, tragically Charlie did this so that he punish Ryan for his lack of respect to both Charlie's death, and the play.
When the other three finally get into the room, Ryan is nowhere to be found. The film then shows footage from Ryan's phone, as he sees the door slam, and while looking around he sees the shiloutte of a hangman executioner (presumably Charlie's ghost) this causes Ryan to understandably freak out and scream for help, but before too long poor Ryan is violently thrown high into the air, as if being hung. Ryan is presumed dead.
As night progresses, Cassidy is also left alone, weeping from the fear of it all, and completely unaware Charlie has followed her as he slowly wraps his noose around her neck, before violently draging her into an room, Cassidy is ALSO presumed dead.
The corpses of Ryan and Cassidy are later found sa pamamagitan ng Reese and Pfeifer, both hung sa pamamagitan ng Charlie's noose.
Reese and Pfeifer unsuccessfully try to escape the murderious spirit and end up on the stage. Realizing that the spirit is Charlie and that he wants them to act out the final scene, Reese and Pfeifer try and manage to successfully complete this task.
I can't tell you what happens after that without spoiling the twist end..
But this movie gets two thumbs up from me.
* Low on cliches.
* REAL acting.
* The victims are actually relatable.
* No "don't open that door" moments.
* Rarely shown ghost.
But that's me.. Your probably see it as ALL complete trash acting. Like MOST modern horrors..