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Smiley (2012)

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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 teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could 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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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Face Da Morte  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the end of the movie, Binder mentions "Chocolate Rain." This is a song by Tay Zonday, a singer-songwriter. He uploaded this song on YouTube in 2007 and it went viral. It is said to be about the lack of racial diversity in colleges. See more »


When the detectives are talking to Ashley and they reveal the Youtube video where she's smashing her computer in the library, you can clearly see the editing options on top of the video (edit video details, edit annotations, audio swap, etc.). This would indicate that the detectives were the ones who uploaded the video, as they were logged into the account where the video was uploaded. See more »


[last lines]
Proxy: We really killed her!
[last lines]
Zane: Oh come on... she killed herself!
[sees the real smiley standing behind her]
Zane: PROXY?
[sees her being stabbed in the eye]
Zane: Holy shit!
[smiley waves at him then slams down the laptop]
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Crazy Credits

At the very end after the credits are done, Ashley wakes up! See more »


References Punk'd (2003) See more »


Olive You
Written by Dave Days & Kimmi Smiles
Performed by Dave Days & Kimmi Smiles
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total letdown
12 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

After watching the trailer and hearing about the cast i had high hopes for this movie. I was excited and couldn't wait, but who knew what kind of disappointment awaited me, after watching the first five minutes you cold clearly see that casting a bunch of untrained Youtube stars wasn't a good choice. Unfourtunally the forced tension couldn't make up for it, the script didn't deliver anything interesting and the obvious twists were pretty easy to predict. Smiley himself had like five minutes of screen time which was even more disappointing and the gore moments were just silly which made them actually hard to watch. This movie lives from the online communities it exploits to help hype the film.

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