Smiley BluRayDirector: Michael J. Gallagher
Screenplay: Michael J. Gallagher & Glasgow Phillips
Based on a Story by: Ezra Cooperstein
Starring: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri
Producer: Michael Wormser
Country: USA
Running Time: 90 min
Year: 2012
BBFC Certificate: 15

“After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved ‘smiley’ on his face, a mentally fragile teen must decide whether she is going insane – or will be the next victim.”

Well I never found out if she was the next victim or not because Ashley (Caitlin Gerard), along with the rest of the cast of 2 dimensional stereotypical teens in this film, was so hatefully dull and annoying I had to turn this film off before the end. Dear reader I tried, but after 45 minutes of hokey dialogue (poorly delivered), thin plot and frankly not enough killing I decided the repeat of Celebrity Masterchef was more appealing.

I actually felt myself blushing at the awfulness of the script and the “monster” of the title, Smiley, looked like a scabby knee.

So with no redeeming features (not even a load of tits for the teenage boys amongst you) and unless you find scabby knees particularly scary, just don’t bother, just don’t.

Review by Katy V

View the trailer, which has received a baffling near 30 million views:

About The Author

Katy Vans grew up watching a lot of late night films at a very young age; along with giving her nightmares she also developed a love of Spaghetti Westerns and Stanley Kubrick. With a background in acting, writing, film making and journalism she describes herself as an undisciplinary artist/word thief.

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