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Trailer and poster reveal the cruelest “SMILE”

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

There’s nothing happy about what happens to the heroine of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming chiller.

SMILE, written and directed by Parker Finn, arrives in theaters September 30. Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn and Rob Morgan star; the synopsis: “After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter [ Bacon] starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.” In addition to the trailer and poster below, Paramount has also released a SMILE TikTok effect you can try out here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.