Paramount Unveils ‘Smile 2’ Trailer: One Haunting Curse a Pop Star in Horror Sequel

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled the eagerly anticipated first trailer for “Smile 2,” the sequel to the 2022 horror hit, signaling a return to the chilling world of supernatural terror. Scheduled for release on October 18, the film delves deeper into the haunting consequences of an insidious curse that manifests as a malevolent smile.

Directed by Parker Finn, who also helmed the original “Smile,” and featuring Kyle Gallner reprising his role as police officer Joel, “Smile 2” continues the saga of a relentless demon that drives its victims to tragic ends by appearing in the guise of ordinary people with unsettling smiles.

The storyline centers on a pop star portrayed by Naomi Scott, whose descent into madness unfolds as she grapples with the ominous curse. The film promises to explore new dimensions of horror as the sinister forces behind the smiling demon escalate their malevolent grip on unsuspecting souls.

In the first installment, audiences were introduced to the chilling premise as Joel, played by Gallner, bore witness to the horrific demise of his ex-girlfriend Rose Cotter, portrayed by Sosie Bacon. Rose’s tragic fate, ignited by the demon’s influence, sets in motion a harrowing chain of events where those who witness such deaths are doomed to follow suit, caught in the grip of despair and imminent self-destruction.

Joining Scott and Gallner in the cast are Lukas Gage, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan Gelula, Raúl Castillo, and Miles Gutierrez-Riley, each adding depth to the narrative with their compelling performances.

Originally slated for a streaming premiere on Paramount+, the success of the first film prompted Paramount to opt for a full theatrical release, a decision that proved lucrative with global box office earnings reaching $217 million. This overwhelming reception solidified “Smile” as a burgeoning horror franchise, setting the stage for “Smile 2” to continue its legacy of spine-chilling suspense and supernatural intrigue.


Director Parker Finn, reflecting on the possibility of a sequel after the first film’s success, expressed enthusiasm for further exploration within the haunting universe of “Smile.” He hinted at untapped potential and unresolved mysteries that lay the groundwork for expanding the narrative landscape.

“Smile 2” is poised to captivate audiences anew with its blend of psychological horror and supernatural elements. As the release date approaches, anticipation builds among horror aficionados eager to immerse themselves in the unnerving tale of the grinning demon’s relentless pursuit of its victims.

Set to hit theaters on October 18, “Smile 2” promises to deliver another round of suspense and terror, inviting viewers to delve deeper into the dark and unsettling realms introduced in its predecessor. Watch the trailer below for a glimpse into the impending horrors that await in “Smile 2.”

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