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
The New Face of Fear
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens
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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
We really killed her!
Oh come on... she killed herself!
[sees the real smiley standing behind her
[sees her being stabbed in the eye
[smiley waves at him then slams down the laptop
At the very end after the credits are done, Ashley wakes up! See more
Written by Dave Days
& Kimmi Smiles
Performed by Dave Days
& Kimmi Smiles See more