Paramount Players will be giving writer/director Parker Finn’s horror film Smile a theatrical release this Friday, September 30th, and with just a few days to go until that date arrives they have unveiled the final trailer for Smile. You can check it out in the embed above!
Smile is based on Finn’s short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, which won the Special Jury Recognition Prize in SXSW’s Midnight Short category. Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours) played the title character in that short, and it seems like she might be reprising the role in Smile (briefly, judging by the marketing), making this a follow-up of sorts.
Smile has the following synopsis:
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie 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.
Stasey and Sosie Bacon (Charlie Says) are joined in the cast by Kal Penn (the Harold & Kumar movies), Kyle Gallner (Red State), Jessie T. Usher (The Boys), Rob Morgan (Mudbound), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), and Gillian Zinser (90210).
Smile was produced by Temple Hill, with Nathan Samdahl and Natalia Maymi overseeing the project for Paramount Players. Parker Finn was in attendance for the recent Fantastic Fest screening of Smile, and according to the festival the film has a running time of 116 minutes. In a featurette, Finn promised that nothing can prepare you for what’s going to happen in his movie, which he wanted to feel “like an escalating nightmare”.
Smile looks interesting to me, so I will definitely be watching this movie at the first opportunity. Are you looking forward to Smile? Will you be watching it on the big screen this weekend? Share your thoughts on this one and its final trailer by leaving a comment below.