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Smiley (2012)

 -  Horror  -  12 October 2012 (USA)
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After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved 'smiley' on his face, a mentally fragile teen must decide whether she is going insane - or will be the next victim.

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Ashley goes to her new college while getting over the death of her mother. She meets some new people there including Binder ('Shane Dawson') while at a party and she learns about an urban legend of an online killer that has the nickname "Smiley" who can only be seen on the web and he apparently kills people after they type in "I did it for the lulz" three times. Soon after going to the party Ashley and her flatmate Proxy go online to test it out, with horrific results. She becomes paranoid and she starts to think she sees Smiley all over the place and feels that he may be chasing her, but how can that be if he is not real? Have they somehow released him from the internet? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens | See all certifications »

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The poster of the film, is a parody of all of the posters in the Scream saga. See more »

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When Ashley is walking through campus after having a drink at the second party she's wearing very light blue jeans, but after she thinks she sees Smiley and starts to run, for one scene her pants are clearly a different pair of dark blue jeans. See more »

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References The Truman Show (1998) See more »

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Written by Dave Colditz & Kimmi Smiles
Performed by Dave Colditz & Kimmi Smiles
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That was rough.
7 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an inept attempt at a horror film. If I could give it a 0, I would. There are no redeeming qualities to it. I'm a big fan of low-budget horrors but this is just an insult to the genre.

The plot is probably the worst part of the movie. It was over thought, slow and boring. It did little to keep the viewer's attention.

The acting was done by a conglomeration of youtube personalities and small time actors. There was no character development in the movie and all of the characters were portrayed poorly by the cast.

I regret watching Smiley. I hope that you take my advice and rent something else as this is just a waste of time.


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