What makes you smile? Paramount Players’ Smilefrom writer / director Parker Finnposed this question in a new mysterious teaser trailer that played in theaters ahead of Top Gun: Maverick as well as David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future.
Today, a full trailer and details have been released for the horror slated for release on September 30.
In the film…
“After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can not 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. ”
The trailer looks pretty generic, but what really stands out is that the device seems to be lifted directly from Ringu / The Ring – anyone who comes across the film’s smiling entity will die in an unspecified amount of days.
Smile also stars Jesse T Usher (“The Boys”), Kal Penn, Rob Morgan (“Stranger Things”), Kyle Gallner (Scream 2022), and Caitlin Stasey (All Cheerleaders Die).
The film is from Paramount Players, which means we could expect a swift shift from theaters to Paramount +.