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Movie poster
Directed by Andrew Goth
Produced by Alex Avant
Michael Gebauer
Joanne Reay
Written by Andrew Goth
Joanne Reay
Starring Wesley Snipes
Kevin Howarth
Riley Smith
Tanit Phoenix
Patrick Bergin
Diamond Dallas Page
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Cinematography Henner Hofmann
Edited by Rudolf Buitendach
Sheer Films
Distributed by Intandem Films
Release date
  • October 27, 2012 (2012-10-27) (Film4 FrightFest)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17,000,000[1]

Gallowwalkers is a 2012 American western horror film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix, Patrick Bergin, and Diamond Dallas Page. Due to Wesley Snipes' tax problems the film went through many changes and delays, and was completed in 2010.[2] It still had no official release until a 2012 screening at the "Film4 FrightFest" festival in the United Kingdom. In 2013 it was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, nearly eight years since the film started production in 2006.


After a group of outlaws kill his lover, Aman (Wesley Snipes) goes after them and kills them. When he is killed himself, his mother, a nun, breaks her covenant with God to save his life, which in turn curses him for life. His curse brings his victims back to life, and as undead, they pursue him endlessly for revenge. Forever suffering this curse and still seeking revenge, before Aman enlists Fabulos (Riley Smith), a young gunman, to fight by his side against his undead victims.



The film first came to general attention in 2005 as The Wretched with actor Chow Yun-fat set to star as zombie bounty hunter Rellik.[3][4][5]

The filming in Namibia coincided with Wesley Snipes' tax problems.[6] The backer, Gary Smith, had ensured there was a completion bond as back-up, but Smith declared, "We are happy that he continues to turn up on set each day. If his indictment creates this amount of press it shows he is a star."[7]


Lionsgate Home Entertainment released Gallowwalkers on DVD in Region 1, digital download, and video on demand on August 6, 2013.[8]


Scott Foy of Dread Central rated it 1/5 stars and wrote, "If you've seen the trailer for Gallowwalkers, then not only have you seen pretty much all the best parts, you've actually seen a more lucid version of the movie than the film itself."[9] Scott Weinberg of Fearnet wrote, "It would take a team of veteran film critics working around the clock to catalog all the things that are wrong with this outrageously goofy movie [...] GallowWalkers is funnier by accident than Adam Sandler is on purpose."[10] Olie Coen of DVD Talk rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "I can't recommend this movie to anyone, unless you just want to see Snipes pretending he's a cowboy."[11] Andrew Dowler of Now wrote, "With some okay action and spectacular scenery, Gallowwalkers starts strong, sags in the middle, suffers from some narrative incoherence and comes back for a decent finish."[12]


  1. ^ Sumner, Dan (August 5, 2013). "GallowWalkers (2013) Review". Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Billington, Alex (February 22, 2013). "Watch: Wesley Snipes in a Zombie Western - 'Gallowwalkers' Trailer". First Showing. 
  3. ^ Chow Yun Fat as a bounty hunting zombie killer'!'!'!, Ain't It Cool News, February 22, 2005
  4. ^ "More cast join Wesley Snipes in GALLOWWALKER". Fangoria. November 17, 2006. Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Riley Smith joins Snipes in Gallowwalker". The Film Asylum. November 20, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood Finds a New Set In Vast Desert of Namibia". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ "Snipes settles with IRS". Variety. November 1, 2006. 
  8. ^ Miska, Brad (May 13, 2013). "Wesley Snipes Starrer 'Gallowwalkers' Dated For Home Video". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Foy, Scott (July 31, 2013). "Gallowwalkers (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ Weinberg, Scott (August 9, 2013). "FEARNET Movie Review: 'GallowWalkers'". Fearnet. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Coen, Olie (August 6, 2013). "Gallowwalkers". DVD Talk. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ Dowler, Andrew (August 8, 2013). "Gallowwalkers". Now. 32 (49). Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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