Smile Film 2022: New horror movie UK release date, cast, latest trailer, age rating and length
And this year, American filmmaker Parker Finn’s directorial debut may just be the pick of the bunch as he premieres his new movie ‘Smile,’ which promises plenty of scares.
Based on the short film by the director Laura has not slept, Finn is releasing his terrifying new horror blockbuster this month to prove that no matter what you do, maybe that frown shouldn’t be spilled!
The spooky trailer has amped up the excitement for audiences across the globe, with the two minute 22 second trailer featuring several creepy characters smiling as a strange phenomenon appears to take over their bodies.
The film will center on therapist Dr. Rose Cotter as she begins to experience truly terrifying and inexplicable events when she witnesses a violent and traumatic incident involving a patient named Laura.
Dr. Cotter begins to see an overwhelming terror enveloping his daily life and facing him to confront the troubles of his past in order to survive the ordeal.
Produced by Paramount Pictures, Parker was approached to write and direct the feature film adaptation of his 2020 short, which saw a young woman seek help from her desperate therapist to shake off a recurring nightmare.
The short had previously won the Special Jury Recognition Award for SXSW’s Midnight Short category in March 2020, and the following September 2021 the film was announced as ‘Something’s Wrong’, which was later changed in Smile.
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Who is in the cast of Smile?
Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner and Robert Salerno, the film will see Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) in the lead role of Dr. Rose Cotter, with the likes of Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) in a role Support.
Kal Penn (Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj), Kyle Gallner (Scream) and Rob Morgan (Stranger Things) are also confirmed to star in the film.
Elsewhere, there’s a lead role for former Neighbors actor Caitlin Stasey, who plays Laura, Dr Cotter’s patient.
Judy Reyes, Gillian Zinser, Kevin Keppy, Nick Arapoglou, Sara Kapner and Jack Sochet are also credited with roles in the film.
Smile movie release date, age rating and runtime
Smile will be released worldwide on September 30, although Cineworld theaters will have previews on September 26.
The BBFC gave him an age rating of 18 due to his strong bloody violence. So viewers can expect full-throttle horror just in time for Halloween.
The length of the film is 1 hour and 55 minutes – which means we could be in for some epic horror!