Parker Finn directs Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher and Kyle Gallner in this supernatural horror where a psychiatrist is haunted by smiling presences after a patient of hers commits suicide.
Tries to go down a road less travelled, and, in terms of shot composition at least, achieves something quite memorable. The alternative approach to casting ranges from smart to awkward. Smile is a tad too miserable and jerkily paced to love but there are some banging jump scares and an OTT finale worth sticking around for. I like a curse movie and this scratched an itch. Let’s see what Parker Finn does next… though I’d be sad if it was Smile 2 right away next.
Perfect Double Bill: The Empty Man (2020)
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