Smile is a 2022 newly released horror film about a supernatural entity that makes its victims smile. It is fun to watch and will also make your skin crawl, but what more is there to learn about the film? Know more about Smile, including its writer, director, cast, and plot, and also look at some of the film’s reviews.
Laura eventually gets a panic attack, convulses, and as Dr. Rose calls for help, the patient takes a shard from a broken vase and cuts her throat.
Following the traumatic experience of Laura’s suicide, Dr. Rose tries to ignore what she witnessed, only to experience seeing unexplained smiles everywhere. The psychiatrist starts to wonder if the entity Laura spoke of actually exists and coming for her. Many frightening events haunt Dr. Rose and assume control of her life; however, for her to pull through and the nightmare to end, she has to confront her past.
Directed by: Parker Finn
Written by: Parker Finn
Theatrical Release Date: September 30, 2022
Runtime: 115 Minutes
Sosie Bacon … Rose Cotter
Kyle Gallner … Joel
Jessie T. Usher … Trevor
Robin Weigert … Dr. Madeline Northcott
Caitlin Stasey … Laura Weaver
Kal Penn … Dr. Morgan Desai
Rob Morgan … Robert Talley
Gillian Zinser … Holly
Judy Reyes … Victoria Munoz
Jack Sochet … Carl Renken
Nick Arapoglou … Greg
Perry Strong … Detective Buckley
Matthew Lamb … Jackson
Dora Kiss … Mom
Meghan Brown Pratt … 10 Year Old Rose (as Meghan Pratt Brown)
Jared Johnston … Orderly Dan
Ura Yoana Sánchez … Nurse Wanda
Vanessa Cozart … Nurse
Shu Q … Officer Chan
Shevy Gutierrez … Officer Wilkes
Sara Kapner … Stephanie
Steven Strickland … Deputy Sheriff
Kevin Keppy … Nightmare Mom
Marti Matulis … The Monstruosity
In a recent interview, Parker Finn disclosed that his short film Laura Hasn’t Slept inspired Smile. Parker Finn also explained how the idea of turning Laura Hasn’t Slept into Smile spanned out.
The director said although he made Laura Hasn’t Slept as a stand-alone, the short film inspired him to create a larger story. And yeah, that is how Parker Finn’s short film expanded into a separate character story, Smile.
Sosie Bacon leads the Smile’s cast being, Dr. Rose Cotter. In the film Sosie Bacon, Dr. Rose is a therapist who witnesses the bizarre suicide of her patient, making her go through daunting and disturbing experiences. Dr. Rose believes her daunting incidents are supernatural.
Smile’s other casts include Jesse T Usher as Trevor, Kylie Gallner as Joel, Kal Penn as Dr. Morgan Desai, and Rob Morgan as Robert Talley, among others. Additionally, Caitlin Stasey, a star from Laura Hasn’t Slept, joins the cast as a patient, Laura Weaver.
According to reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Smile successfully delivered the intended message as a sadistically compelling supernatural horror film. One horror movie critic wrote that Smile is the only genuinely scary movie he has watched so far this year and doubts if any other horror film will surpass it.
Another Smile fan noted that Parker Finn proved himself no novice. The director expertly uses space, composition, and camera movement to create and maintain an escalating sense of existential dread.
Overall, Smile is a fun and scary horror movie that will leave a lasting impression.