7 Reasons Why Paramount’s New Horror Movie ‘Smile’ Will Fulfill All Your Horror Cravings

Here are seven reasons why Paramount’s new horror movie Smile will fulfill all your horror cravings.

1. The trailer is its own horror story.

Smile‘s trailer is absolutely terrifying in its own right. In fact, Mashable dubbed it as a contender for the creepiest horror movie trailer of 2022. 

In the two-minute preview, you’re met with more questions than answers (and probably less sleep after watching too). And this is precisely why the trailer is perfect for the movie. It accurately depicts the horrendous, thrilling mystery that is Smile.

2. All. The. Jump. Scares.

Expect plenty of perfect jump scares throughout the film. Nope, not telling you when. 

3. The plot will leave you enthralled and afraid.

Break Out Your Psycho Grin for the First Trailer of Horror Film Smile - Paste

The plot is twisty as hell. Dr. Rose Cotter is an empathetic and talented psychiatrist. During an appointment, a terrified psychiatric patient tells Dr. Cotter she sees “something” smiling at her that no one else can see.

Following the traumatic appointment, Dr. Cotter then begins to see the sinister smiles everywhere on others in her own life. Soon, Dr. Cotter understands that she must figure out what this evil entity is so she can defeat it before it swallows her, too.

4. A lead character you can root for.

Smile (2022) - IMDb

Just like the mysteriously evil forces chasing her, Dr. Rose Cotter is a woman to be reckoned with. Dr. Cotter is tenacious and tough, especially in the face of adversity. She is determined to make it out alive, no matter what. She is a strong lead character, one you will want to cheer on. 

Dr. Cotter is played by breakout star Sosie Bacon. Kal Penn, Kyle Gallner, and Jessie Usher make up the rest of the cast and play their parts to absolute perfection.

5. Smile will make you question everything, including your own perception.

Like Dr. Cotter, you too will question everything, including your own perception. It will be hard to distinguish between reality and fantasy, paranoia and justified angst. With every twist and turn, you will feel completely ungrounded. 

6. Smile will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Smile is being classified as a psychological horror movie, and for good reason. It is nail-gripping and unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve figured out the cause for all the grinning deaths and mayhem, you will be introduced to another twist or turn. Smile is psychological whiplash. 

7. It’s being released just in time for spooky season.

Get ready to turn that frown upside down. Smile is coming to theaters on September 30th, 2022, just in time for spooky season. 

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