Spin-off of The Caker Baker's list.
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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.
almost two hours of my life that I will never get back
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…
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
Über 32 Mio Trailerklicks können nicht irren - dachte man damals. Ein regelrechter Hype spukte im Netz um den kommenden Horrorschocker Smiley, mit seinem in der Tat famosen Anheizer in 90 Sekunden. Dass der Film dem Anspruch nicht gerecht wird, war ebenfalls vorhersehbar. Ganz so schlecht wie es euch die imdb Wertungen weiß machen wollen, ist der Slasher jedoch nicht.
Smiley ist ein Serienkiller. Ein Mythos, eine urbane, gleichzeitig moderne Legende. Ein Mörder über den niemand etwas weiß, außer dass er töten wird, wenn du den Satz "I did it for the lulz" 3x irgendwo eintippst. Ashley ist neu am College und wird, nach dem sie den erwähnten Spruch abgetippt hat, direkt mit dem Killer konfrontiert oder ist doch alles…
Wow, who produced this shit.
Trying to bank on internet memes of 10 years ago for the most useless uninspired and uninteresting horror movie I ever watched. lulz pedobear, we hack le 4chan. Is like the 9gag of movies. #cringe
I assume my friend made me watch this shit to dissuade me from going to his place so much and finish his popcorns and beer.
Next time just tell me you passive aggressive motherfucker.
In case you seriously thought downloading this movie was a good idea: may god have mercy on your soul.
y review -- this film is now on DVD and the statistics of the budget or profit margin are inconclusive but having said that based on my research this film was heavily disliked on some film review pages it only holds 14% approval and based on my viewing I can completely understand why. The plot briefly is as follows, the viewer meets this young adult she is beginning college and from the very beginning the viewers can see this young adult is very naïve on the ways of the world. On her first night she gets invited to this mature houseparty where there is drinking and they discuss many different topics including the myth of Smiley in fact whilst someone…
the worst "movie" so far...
Was the point of the movie to see how fast it could annoy you?
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.
This is my "Anti-Watchlist."
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