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After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
That film gave me cancer.
Let me tell you the part I'm having a hard time with: ALL OF IT!
Michael J. Gallagher makes his feature film directorial debut by giving us an old school horror throwback. He takes a modern day twist on Candyman and gives us a generic 90s slasher film in 2012 complete with predictable twists and a cast of Abercrombie & Fitch rejects.
The screenplay was written by the director himself and Glasgow Phillips a man that was a South Park staff writer for less then a year over a decade ago. His ideas were just too big for the show. The film is "modern" because it has constant references to 4chan, Anonymous, hackers and everyone calls themselves by their online…
almost two hours of my life that I will never get back
My curiosity was peaked with the five minute video going around with scenes straight from this movie proclaiming it's stupidity and then coming here and seeing almost every user who has logged the film has rated it 1 star or less.
This is obviously not going to be high art. But it's honestly not the worst movie I've ever seen. There are beyond ridiculously stupid plot-lines involving 4CHAN, glorifying hackers, memes and a significant plot point involving the atrocious word (I'm using the term "word" loosely) "lulz."
An urban legend involving anonymous video chat, a Candyman-like scenario, calling the happy faced killer (dubbed "Smiley") by typing "I did it for the lulz" three times, but you really have to mean…
A complete shocker.
On a random chat website, if you type a special instruction in, some dodgy looking character called Smiley turns up and stabs the person you are talking to. Not exactly match.com.
Is it a demon or just kids messing around? Who gives a toss.
Leave well alone.
I did it for the lulz
When a college girl becomes becomes involved with a series of killings by the urban legend known as Smiley, she decides to stop him once and for all.
Here we have a horror movie that is very well made and has some interesting ideas, but falls apart as things progress. The story starts off pretty generically, but as things progress there are sequences that are actually quite eerie, but towards the end things begin to get very silly. The acting is pretty standard, but the characters are so generic that they are instantly forgettable. The gore is minimal but quite well handled, but the Smiley make-up does just look like a very badly fitting mask. All in all this movie does have some good ideas, and is quite reminiscent of Candyman in places, but as things progress it completely loses it's way and the ending is a complete let-down.
I picked this up on blu-ray in a sale going cheap. I really wasn't expecting much from Smiley, which is for the best really because it doesn't have much to offer. Let's start with the positives - although not the best actress, Caitlin Gerard provides a likeable presence. Um... what else? This movie reminded me of Candyman (1992), and I like Candyman so it was nice to be reminded of that. Oh! And whilst Smiley is laughably bad, it didn't really bore me - so it has that going for it. Honestly though, I would not recommend this film. Bottom of the barrel horror which tries desperately hard to be cool but completely and utterly fails.
After watching and enjoying The Den quite recently, and being in the mood for a throwaway horror film, I figured I might as well finally give Smiley a go. After all, a lot of people seemed to be comparing the two films and I did quite like Melanie Papalia's performance in The Den
It's so so so so so bad. That is about as articulate as I'm going to get on Smiley. Maybe throw in a 'fucking' somewhere too. So so so so so so so so so fucking bad. Smiley is fucking bollocks. At one point, the lead character in Smiley smashes her laptop to pieces whilst watching a video. If nothing else, they knew how their audience would…
I can't lie to you, letterboxd. I finally found a movie infinitely worse than melancholia. my quest has ended.
I had no lulz watching this.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Why was this movie made just why. Ashley learns of an Internet urban legend - a serial killer you can summon. Already suffering from mental unbalance, she must decide if she's sinking deeper into insanity or is Smiley's next target. This movie is cliche and the Jokes are so stupid and straight up not funny.
I'm so glad that Roger Bart was involved in a 4chan movie.
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Horror films revolving around the internet and computers.