• After seeing a smiling patient kill herself in front of her, a psychiatrist is the victim of horrific visions.

  • “Smile” gives new meaning to smiling.

  • This horrific thriller by Parker Finn is devilishly effective.

Smile, you're going to kill yourself!

The heroine of


by Parker Finn follows a psychiatrist who descends into madness after seeing a patient kill herself before her eyes.

A death that haunts her all the more because, before cutting her throat, the young woman smiled with all her teeth.

Loosely adapted from the short film

Laura Hasn't Slept


this clever horror film confronts the heroine with horrifying visions to the point of driving her crazy.

“Do you see the fear you feel waking up from a nightmare?

This feeling of panic that persists, even if you are aware that it was not real, explains the director in the press kit.

I wanted


to capture this discomfort on screen.

» And it is successful!

Is the heroine mad or the victim of a curse?

The increasingly heavy atmosphere that surrounds him makes him take his side.

This diabolically effective horrific thriller owes a lot to the playing of Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick seen in the

13 Reasons Where series


whose gentleness and then her determination make her very endearing.

A feeling of unease


is very reminiscent

of David Robert Mitchell's

It Follows (2015) and

Witness Evil


by Grégory Hoblit who clearly marked the director.

For his first feature film, Parker Finn manages to find an atmosphere of his own.

Perhaps because the smile, a warm symbol, here becomes synonymous with violent death.

This inversion of values, which is particularly disturbing, accentuates the malaise that spreads throughout this clever film.

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