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Smiley -- After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named Smiley can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim
Smiley -- After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Smiley -- Clip: Hacker Scene


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Release Date:
12 October 2012 (USA) See more »
The New Face of Fear
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the Dumbest Horror Films in a Very Long Time See more (76 total) »


  (in credits order)

Caitlin Gerard ... Ashley

Melanie Papalia ... Proxy

Shane Dawson ... Binder

Andrew James Allen ... Zane

Liza Weil ... Dr. Jenkins

Roger Bart ... Professor Clayton

Keith David ... Diamond

Toby Turner ... Mark

Michael Traynor ... Smiley

Jana Winternitz ... Maria
Nikki Limo ... Stacy
Steve Greene ... Crash

Richard Ryan ... Kells
DeStorm Power ... Decepticon

Jason Horton ... Flasher

Billy St. John ... Dad

Patrick O'Sullivan ... Cooper

Darrien Skylar ... Mary

Elizabeth Greer ... Mom

Shanna Malcolm ... Party Guest #1
Amanda Chavez ... Party Guest #2
Ashlinn Gallagher ... Amber

Jackie Averia ... Chat Girl
Exotic Jess ... Chat Girl 2
Craig C. Chen ... Weird Guy

Joe Filippone ... Weird Guy 2
Harry Lands ... Weird Guy 4
Jack Burrows ... Dancing Guy
Katerina Nova ... Dancing Girl

Kristin Elliott ... Dancing Girl
Jermaine McNeal ... Buffy Guy
Vernon Lee Smith ... Buffy Guy 2 (as Vernon Smith Jr.)
Daniel Van Dyke ... Buffy Guy 3
Greg Roudebush ... Creepy Guy

Read MacGuirtose ... Creepy Guy #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Annie Chernecky ... Classmate
Massimo Coppola ... Classmate
Kai De Mello-Folsom ... Classmate

Bree Essrig ... Kim
Laloni Harris ... University Student / Party Guest

Spencer John Olson ... Weird Guy

BreeLayne Ring ... Classmate / Friend

Mr. Snake ... Engineer (as Snake)
Sarah Spears ... Classmate (as Sarah Danielle Spears)
Richard Taylor II ... Partying Friend

Krystal Brock ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael J. Gallagher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ezra Cooperstein  story
Michael J. Gallagher  writer
Glasgow Phillips 

Produced by
Cindy Cowan .... executive producer
Cynthia Shelton Droke .... executive producer
Michael J. Gallagher .... executive producer
Glasgow Phillips .... executive producer
Michel Rangel .... line producer
Michael Wormser .... producer
Original Music by
Dave Porter 
Cinematography by
Nicola Marsh 
Film Editing by
Zach Anderson 
Casting by
Lisa Essary 
Production Design by
Alec Contestabile 
Art Direction by
Breanna Wing 
Set Decoration by
Mike Mo 
Stephanie Wagner 
Costume Design by
Adrienne Young 
Makeup Department
Mayera Abeita .... makeup artist
Steve Costanza .... makeup department head
Ali Magee .... makeup artist
Greg McDougall .... special makeup effects artist
Jennifer M. Quinteros .... makeup artist
Production Management
Justin Oberman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee D. Andrews .... first assistant director
Michèle Etges .... second second assistant director
Jared Scott Mercier .... second assistant director
Gustavo Peña .... second assistant director
Shelly West .... second assistant director
Mike Mo .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bruno Tempera .... property buyer
Stephanie Wagner .... set dresser
Jalisco Wayne .... property master
Sound Department
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Austin Hunter .... boom operator
Cody Peterson .... sound editor
Cody Peterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Schwartz .... sound effects editor
Dana Reed .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Bell .... steadicam operator
Kemuel Depaula .... best boy grip (as Kemuel DePaula)
Andrew Finch .... additional cinematographer
Joe Hendrick .... first assistant camera
Ed Joyce .... gaffer
Jason B. McCann .... key grip
Alex Merkle .... second assistant camera
Jason M. Norman .... best boy
Dennis Noyes .... steadicam operator
Caitlin Panis .... second assistant camera
Jocelyn R.C. .... still photographer
John Ruiz .... additional first assistant camera
Mason Semble .... additional best boy grip
Casey Slade .... dolly grip
Jesse Smith .... lighting technician
Leigh Lisbão Underwood .... camera operator (as Leigh Underwood)
Joseph Walsh .... jib operator
Ron M. Wilson .... grip
Kyle Wright .... first assistant "b" camera: additional photography
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Araceli Gomez .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Juan Ignacio Cabrera .... colorist
Music Department
Jacob Nathan .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Dylan Klassen .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Richard Lee Dalton .... key p/a
C.J. McCree .... production assistant
Elizabeth Ann Poinsette .... production assistant
Suzanne C. Swindle .... script supervisor
Eugenio Villamar .... production coordinator

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Rated R for violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens
95 min | UK:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The poster of the film, is a parody of all of the posters in the Scream saga.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Ashley and Proxy are testing the Smiley myth by visiting a video chat website, the camera on the website shows that the girls are not talking even though we hear them speaking in the room.See more »
Proxy:Are we bad people
Zane:ERR... Yeah we are
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Movie Connections:
References The Terminator (1984)See more »
The WitchSee more »


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19 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
One of the Dumbest Horror Films in a Very Long Time, 14 October 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Smiley (2012)

1/2 (out of 4)

I ignored the incredibly negative reviews of this film and flopped down my $13.50 and was lucky enough to get a private screening as no one else showed up. The "story" is about a serial killer named Smiley who appears through chat rooms in Internets. Basically if one person says a quote three times then the other person will be killed by Smiley. The mentally troubled Ashley (Caitlin Gerard) shows up at college and gets involved with the maniac. SMILEY is a really, really, really bad horror movie and perhaps one of the dumbest that I've ever seen. I'll admit that the first fake scare caught me off guard but everything that followed this five-minute prologue was just downright horrid. The biggest problem is without question the awful story that just never makes any sense no matter how much logic you try to put behind it. The entire film just has you sitting there wondering what dumb turn in going to come next and I guess I should at least give the filmmakers credit because just when you thought things couldn't get any dumber they actually did. Another major problem is that the characters in this film are among the most annoying in horror history. The roommate is just so lame and stupid that you'll be pulling out your hair. The "friends" just say one dumb thing after another and none of the conversations in this thing are believable. Even the death scenes are very tame and pathetic and I'll add that there are no scares, no tension and nothing else for that matter. I thought Gerard was cute and good in the role but her character was so poorly written that I hope to see her again in something better. Keith David shows up in a quick cameo and this here at least put a smile on my face. The majority of the supporting performances guessed it, horrible. SMILEY is really a pathetic little film and of course you've got to have the twist ending. I won't ruin it for anyone but it did cause me to deduct a half star. SMILEY is certainly one of the most aggravating horror films to come around in a while and quite worthless all around.

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