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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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Storyline

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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The New Face of Fear See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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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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12 October 2012 (USA)  »

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A Face Da Morte  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Just before Stacey is killed we see the entire chat log. The lines, "Too bad I have to kill you now" and (most importantly) the three lines of "I did it for the lulz" is gone as well. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Disappear
Written by Steven Christopher Reker
Performed by People Get Ready
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Potential but failed
2 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The premise of this film had potential to be a really good enjoyable slasher but it failed. Low budget doesn't always mean a bad film but think it does here. Caitlin Gerard as Ashley is appalling in this. The rest of the cast is better but not by much. Still watched it. It was OK to pass the time. Needs more gore to be a slasher horror or needs more psychological twists to be effective. I can watch many different types of horrors and whether they cost 10 dollars or 10 million dollars to make, usually I find something enjoyable about my favourite genre. Not this time. I got bored. And Ashley screaming just made me want to vomit. I think even if the acting was slightly more convincing it would be a better watch. Alas it isn't so.


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