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The Smiling Man (2015)

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.

Director:

A.J. Briones

Writers:

A.J. Briones, A.J. Briones (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Abbi Chally Abbi Chally ... Little Girl
Strange Dave Strange Dave ... The Smiling Man
Mellisa Chally Mellisa Chally ... The Mother
Richard Dorton ... The Smiling Man (voice)
Charlee Kaye ... Little Girl (voice) (as Charlee Foster)
Mikki Foster Mikki Foster ... The Mother (voice)
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Storyline

A six-year-old innocent girl is upstairs in her room watching cartoons. She is in her home cocooned in total safety, however, completely unsuspecting of the fact that she is actually being watched by an intangible, yet constant and equally insidious menace. But she is so young and her purity makes her such an easy prey for whatever fiendish lurks in the shadows, yearning to entice the frail lithe girl just a bit closer to it, little by little. Undoubtedly, the trail of enticements is lustrous and dazzling and utterly inescapable, but sadly, so is the girl's fate. Written by Nick Riganas

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Creepy with a capital C.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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They started shooting The Smiling Man on actress Abby's 6th birthday. The state of California's film laws only allow children under 6 years of age to be on set for 4 hours a day; so Abby's Mother suggested that they wait to start filming on Abby's birthday, which they did. See more »

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Seven very disturbing minutes
2 August 2016 | by DogFilmCriticSee all my reviews

Short movies make an excellent choice for horror an it goes right to the point...scare you. I felt very disturbed by this one quite clever on how to use in very little time, to me horror the less you show the better, yes you have to the revealing point but the idea of the unknown is way more creepier specially with the glimpse of the smiling man you immediately imagine your worst nightmare coming to the screen and hunting your nightmares the rest of the night, gave me some strong chills and for a horror anthology it could perfectly fit.

I highly recommend this one but watch it like you should at home alone with the only like being the screen were you have to glue your eyes and be waiting for some genuine frights.


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