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Trailer and poster reveal the cruelest “SMILE”

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | News


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).