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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

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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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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:

The Smiling Man See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Manipulation
22 April 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is one of those films where a little child is subjected to the unspeakable. She is watching TV when she hears something. As she goes down the stairs, she is drawn by a series of balloons. Soon she encounters the title character. There is a puddle of blood on the floor and he scoops it up and puts it on his face, then grins or laughs at her. While I cringed, it ultimately is a manipulative film with cheap thrills.


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