New horror movie trailer has one of the best jump scares in years 1 month ago

New horror movie trailer has one of the best jump scares in years

It's one of a number of major trailers released this week.

A trailer for a new horror movie dropped this week and has set the internet abuzz thanks to its creepy premise and one particular jump scare in its teaser.


The film is titled Smile and its plot revolves around a doctor named Rose (Sosie Bacon, Mare of Easttown) who witnesses a bizarre and traumatic incident involving one of her patients.

Not long after this, the doctor starts experiencing frightening occurrences of her own that she cannot explain and as such, she is forced to "confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality".

Based on the trailer, it seems as if Rose is being stalked by a malevolent entity that makes it appear as if everyone around her is smiling unnaturally.

And going by the teaser - particularly the jump scare at the end of it - this is only the beginning of what the evil force has in store for her.


Recalling in its premise great horrors like The Ring, It Follows or The Empty Man, as well as 2018's guilty pleasure chiller Truth or Dare, Smile is the feature debut of filmmaker Parker Finn and is based on his short film Laura Hasn't Slept.

Co-starring in the movie alongside Bacon is Caitlin Stasey (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Jessie T. Usher (The Boys), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Kal Penn (the Harold & Kumar films), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper), Rob Morgan (Don't Look Up) and Robin Weigert (Deadwood).

Set for a cinema release on 30 September, you can watch the trailer for Smile below.


Clip via Paramount Pictures

Meanwhile, here are the other big trailers that were released this week in the world of film and TV.



Clip via Peacock

Speaking of Sosie Bacon, her father Kevin stars in this horror set in a gay conversion camp that will be released on Peacock on 5 August.


Clip via 20th Century Studios


Another horror, Barbarian stars Bill Skarsgård and Georgina Campbell and centres on a young woman who finds herself in a scary situation after she is told the Airbnb she rented has been mistakenly double-booked.

It arrives in US theatres on 31 August so you can expect an Irish release date sometime after.

Not Okay

Clip via Hulu

In this comedy satire, Zoey Deutch (The Outfit) plays a young woman who fakes a trip to Paris to gain social media followers but when a terrifying incident takes place in the French capital, it becomes part of her lie.

Co-starring Dylan O'Brien (Love and Monsters), Not Okay lands on Disney+ on 29 July.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Clip via Sony Pictures Ireland

Shawn Mendes voices a singing crocodile in this children's film set for an October cinema release.

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2

Clip via Stranger Things

Netflix's smash-hit sci-fi series returns for two supersized episodes concluding its fourth season on 1 July.

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!

Clip via Netflix

Speaking of Netflix, its four-part docuseries about the 50-year quest to find the mysterious man who hijacked a plane in 1971 and escaped with $200,000 lands on the streamer on 13 July.