Viral Marketing Campaign for ‘Smile 2’ Already Underway?

Paramount’s hit horror movie Smile gets a sequel this Halloween with returning director Parker Finn’s Smile 2, which centers on a pop star targeted by the franchise’s curse. Naomi Scott leads the cast of Smile 2, which arrives in theaters on October 18, 2024. We’ve been waiting for the marketing campaign to begin… but maybe it already has… Bloody […]

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‘Smile 2’ Plot Details: Horror Sequel Will Follow a Popstar Afflicted by the Smile Curse

Paramount’s hit horror movie Smile gets a sequel this Halloween with returning director Parker Finn’s Smile 2, and the first plot details have made their way out of Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation this afternoon. The first footage from the upcoming sequel was shown off at the event, but unfortunately it is not (yet) being released for […]

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‘Smile 2’ – Raúl Castillo & Miles Gutierrez-Riley Join Horror Sequel

The cast for Parker Finn’s sequel Smile 2 continues to grow, and Deadline reports that Raúl Castillo (Army of the Dead) and Miles Gutierrez-Riley (The Wilds) have signed on. Kyle Gallner (Smile), Rosemarie DeWitt (“The Staircase”), Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”), Dylan Gelula (Dream Scenario), and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) also star. Smile 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October 18, 2024. Parker Finn […]

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‘Dream Scenario’ Actor Dylan Gelula Joins the Cast of ‘Smile’ Sequel

The cast for Parker Finn’s upcoming Smile 2 continues to grow, and Deadline reports this afternoon that Dylan Gelula (Dream Scenario) is the latest to come on board. Kyle Gallner (Smile), Rosemarie DeWitt (“The Staircase”), Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will also star in the Smile sequel. Smile 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October […]

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Kyle Gallner and Rosemarie DeWitt Join the Cast of ‘Smile’ Sequel from Director Parker Finn

The sequel doesn’t yet have an official title but Parker Finn is returning to direct Smile 2 for Paramount, and The Wrap reports that Smile star Kyle Gallner will also be back. Additionally, Rosemarie DeWitt (“The Staircase”) has joined the sequel’s cast, alongside the previously announced Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers). Smile 2 is […]

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‘Smile 2’ – Lukas Gage Joins the Cast of Horror Sequel

Parker Finn’s Smile is getting the sequel treatment with the upcoming Smile 2, and Deadline reports that Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”) will join Naomi Scott (Power Rangers). Smile 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on October 18, 2024. Parker Finn signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures in the wake of Smile striking it big at […]

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‘Smile 2’ – Horror Sequel Finds Its Lead in Naomi Scott

Parker Finn’s Smile, an adaptation of his own short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, will expand its world of horror next year with Smile 2. Deadline reports that Naomi Scott (Charlie’s Angels, Power Rangers) has been set to star in Paramount Pictures’ untitled sequel. Smile 2 will hit theaters on October 18, 2024. Plot details, of course, are under wraps […]

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‘Smile 2’ Headed to Theaters for Halloween 2024

An adaptation of his own short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, Parker Finn’s Smile was a huge horror hit last year, and a sequel is on the way from Paramount next Halloween season. We’ve learned tonight that Smile 2 will hit theaters on October 18, 2024. Parker Finn signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures in the wake […]

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Paramount Scares – Upcoming 4K Set Includes New and Classic Paramount Horrors Plus One Mystery Movie

A brand new 4K Ultra HD box set is on the way from Paramount, the first release under their Paramount Scares banner, and it’s been teased today with a bit of mystery attached to it. Reverend Entertainment’s Justin Beahm tweets this afternoon, “I am thrilled to announce Paramount’s first release under the Paramount Scares banner- […]

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Horror Hit ‘Smile’ Comes to 4K Ultra HD SteelBook This September

Parker Finn‘s Smile was a huge success in theaters last year, scaring up $217 million worldwide and leading to Paramount greenlighting a sequel almost immediately. While you wait for Smile 2 to open wide, we’ve learned that last year’s hit Smile will first be getting a brand new 4K Ultra HD SteelBook release on September 12, 2023. […]

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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023 – Horror Projects Are Nominated in Every Single Scripted Category!

In the wake of the Academy Awards, the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023 are set to return this coming May, and Drew Barrymore has been announced as the host of the show. The awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The full list of nominees has been announced this morning, […]

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‘Smile 2’ – Parker Finn Just Inked a First-Look Deal With Paramount

An adaptation of his own short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, Parker Finn’s Smile was a huge horror hit last year, and we’ve learned today that Paramount is planning to make Smile 2. The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon that Parker Finn has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures; “a Smile sequel is one […]

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A Year of Terror: The Top Ten Scariest Scenes in 2022 Horror Movies

Endless things draw us each to horror, scares ranking high among them. Luckily, fear takes many forms. The thrill of a well-crafted jump scare, visceral chills, or an atmospheric scene that instills deep-seated dread all keep us coming back for more—the year’s horror releases delivered on all fronts. 2022 offered several memorable scenes of unrelenting […]

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‘Smile’ – Six Things We Learned from the Blu-ray’s Commentary Track

Smile is a true rags-to-riches story of indie filmmaking. Parker Finn‘s short, Laura Hasn’t Slept, premiered at SXSW, where it won the Special Jury Award and caught the attention of Paramount. They developed it as a feature with the intention of going straight to streaming, but test screening reactions were so strong that they pivoted […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: 20 of This Year’s Must Own Horror Releases on Physical Media

It’s been an incredibly robust and busy year for horror, which also extends to its physical media releases. The good news is that shopping for the holidays is more manageable than ever. The bad news is that the sheer selection available can be overwhelming, to say the least. To help, here’s a Bloody Disgusting Gift […]

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