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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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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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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 »

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Right after the scene where Ashley and Proxy pretend to make out when they decide to test out the myth of Smiley, you can see the full chat log on the screen while they still have to type it in the next scene. See more »

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Professor Clayton: Every community lives by a moral code... and when that code is broken... we are led to believe that a force has been unleashed onto the universe, a score needed to be settled, a bounty to be collected! Of course we can never know for sure the consequences of our actions? But one thing we know for sure is; "our actions will have consequences" and in the struggle between good and evil we'll never know "who" has the last laugh!
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At the very end after the credits are done, Ashley wakes up! See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (2015) See more »

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Il trovatore : Act I: Tace la notte!
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Sondra Radvanovsky
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a new Horrid movie
18 October 2012 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Smiley tells the tale of a city full of the most stupid people in America. There seems to be an internet-based killer slaying many people there, and we can only wish him/ her continued success. So bad is this movie--there really is no "plot"--with its bad acting, bad scripting, and not-very-scary killer at work, the viewer prays for a short viewing time.

With little gore, scares, sex or even action, this is a B movie wanna-be, so if that's what you're looking for, forget it! The only clever thing about this movie is the idea of a killer wearing a twisted smiley-face hood. After you've seen that on the ad for the movie, it's all down hill from there. Its silly "surprise" ending does nothing to compensate the viewer for the previous 85 minutes of boredom. Do yourself a favor and don't watch this movie.


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