Arriving in theaters tomorrow courtesy of Paramount Pictures is writer/director Parker Finn’s feature film debut, Smile. Starring Sosie Bacon and Kyle Gallner, Smile is centered around a psychologist (played by Bacon) who finds herself stalked by an unknown entity that pushes her to the brink and makes her question everything about her reality. 

On the heels of Smile’s world premiere at the 2022 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with writer/director Parker Finn about his approach to the film’s story as well as the importance of creating a character that’s both strong and flawed. Finn also discussed crafting a cinematic experience that would push boundaries for audiences and keep them on their toes throughout Smile’s running time.

Look for more on Smile tomorrow in honor of the film’s release.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.