a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
The New Face of Fear
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…
It's times like these I wish a rating lower than 1/2 a star existed.
Forced myself to watch this because, hey, it's Halloween and it was on. For the first 10 minutes I thought it might actually turn out to be good but it wasn't even close. Should get some kind of award for having the most amount of annoying, unearned and cheap jump scares ever. In this movie characters don't walk up to each and go "Hi", they sneak up behind each other and scream "what are you doing!!?!?" even if you're just typing on a computer.
I'll grant you that the character design is one the creepier ones I've seen in a while but that just adds to the shame of it being wasted in such a crappy film. Boring deaths and a nonsensical story completely undoes any spookiness it manages to build early on.
Avoid. Even if it means sewing up your eyes.
Kudos for making a 2-hour long real life version of trolling.
- References from socia media and meme culture
- Terrible acting
- Shane Dawson was in it
I would rather sit through both the Ouija Experiment plus The Room.
If it were possible to give this movie 0 stars, I would.
I don’t know if it’s too soon to call this a new sub-genre yet, but there have been quite a few horror films within the last few years aimed at the You Tube generation which deal with the darker side of the internet. Some of them (like “The Den” or “Unfriended”) are told almost entirely from chat screens, while others use elements from pre-existing sub-genres to play with these same ideas. “Smiley” (2012) for example, uses the slasher formula to tell a story about how urban legends spread on the internet, with the intent of exploring the notion of whether absolute evil can manifest itself in the darkest corners of the world wide web. An interesting concept for sure, but…
I was more entertained by how 4chan reacted to the movie than the movie itself.
"the perfect expression of nihilism.. what do you kids call it? i did it for the lulz..?
This is my "Anti-Watchlist."
Some of these titles are here because I do not like their genre (zombie, vampire, insipid…