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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 »
Evil wears a smile See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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:
BreeLayne Carter ... Classmate / Friend (as BreeLayne Ring)

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

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

Krystal Brock ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Michael J. Gallagher ... VideoTaper (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael J. Gallagher 
Writing credits
Glasgow Phillips (screenplay) &
Michael J. Gallagher (screenplay)

Ezra Cooperstein (story) &
Glasgow Phillips (story)

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
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 .... re-recording mixer
Cody Peterson .... sound editor
Matt Schwartz .... sound effects editor
Allison Caetano .... stunt double
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?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Zane:She fell on her head... and now she's dead... oh god... that rhymed.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Pokémon" (1997)See more »
Il trovatore : Act I: Tace la notte!See more »


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73 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
total letdown, 12 October 2012
Author: myt01 from United States

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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