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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.

Writers:

Glasgow Phillips (screenplay), Michael J. Gallagher (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Taglines:

Evil wears a smile See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Face Da Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendora, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shanna Malcolm is an actress in that is credited as "Party Guest 1." She is a good friend of actor Shane Dawson, who plays Binder. Both are also YouTubers. They are constantly collaborating on each other's YouTube channels where they do challenges, comedy skits, and much more. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
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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Crazy Credits

At the very end after the credits are done, Ashley wakes up! See more »

Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Il trovatore : Act I: Tace la notte!
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total letdown
12 October 2012 | by myt01See all my reviews

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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