This week, theatergoers can see “Smile,” a new horror film released in time for Halloween. The release date, full cast, and critical reception are all listed below.
As October 31 approaches, movie studios prepare to release their scariest new offerings to theatergoers.
And this year, American filmmaker Parker Finn‘s first feature film, Smile film, which he also directed, has a good chance of being the best of the bunch because it features a lot of scary stuff.
This month, based on the director’s short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, Finn releases his terrifying new horror blockbuster to demonstrate that maybe you shouldn’t try to turn that frown upside down.
The two-minute-and-twenty-two-second teaser has ratcheted up anticipation across the world thanks to its portrayal of various scary people smiling as a bizarre phenomenon seems to take possession of their bodies.
After witnessing a violent and terrible episode involving a patient called Laura, the film will center on therapist Dr. Rose Cotter as she starts to encounter genuinely scary and incomprehensible experiences.
Dr. Cotter has a growing fear that permeates her daily existence and forces her to face the difficulties of her past if she is to live.
In 2020, Paramount Pictures asked Parker to adapt his short film about a young lady who goes to visit her therapist in order to finally get over a reoccurring nightmare.
In March 2020, the short film earned the Special Jury Recognition Prize in SXSW’s Midnight Short category; in September 2021, it was announced under the title “Something’s Wrong,” but the name was subsequently changed to “Smile.”
Who is in the cast of Smile film?
Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) will play Dr. Rose Cotter in the film, which will also star Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) and be produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, and Robert Salerno.
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Caitlin Stasey, formerly of Neighbours, has a prominent part as Laura, one of Dr. Cotter’s patients.
Others who are credited with parts in the film include Judy Reyes, Gillian Zinser, Kevin Keppy, Nick Arapoglou, Sara Kapner, and Jack Sochet.
Smile Film Review
On September 26th, Cineworld held a special preview screening for its Unlimited members, and the reviews have been mostly good.
Rotten Tomatoes, a widely-read aggregator of movie reviews, has awarded it a score of 79%, making it “fresh” according to the site’s standards.
Even though it seems like a ghost of previous tales, critics like Tasha Robinson from Polygon and Marisa Mirabal from IndieWire both appreciated Finn’s film, stating things like, “Smile film navigates unhealed sorrow via a magical lens and amusing juxtaposition.”
I mean, why tho? Despite mixed reviews from film critics, RogerEbert.com’s Katie Rife said, “Smile film isn’t great, but it is a fun movie to watch in a theatre with some quality jump scares,” while Sánchez said, “Smile leans too heavily not only on formulaic mystery plotting but also on horror themes and imagery lifted from popular hits like The Ring and It Follows.”
When will Smile film be out in theatres, what is its PG rating, and how long is it?
The BBFC gave it an R classification (the highest possible) because of the intense bloody violence, so it’s safe to say that horror fans will get their money’s worth in time for Halloween.
The film is 1 hour and 55 minutes long, so we could be in for a very massive horror experience.
On September 30th, the Smile film will be released in theatres throughout the globe.