Naomi Scott is a pop star losing her mind in unnerving ‘Smile 2’ trailer

Paramount Pictures has unveiled the sinister first trailer for Smile 2 starring Naomi Scott – watch the trailer below.

Smile 2 stars Naomi Scott as pop singer Skye Riley who apart from struggling with fame and the pressures that come with it, is haunted by a demonic entity known as The Terror. Throughout the trailer, we see Skye Riley witness the death of someone close and slowly lose her mind to paranoia and paralyzing fear.

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Smile 2 is due for release on October 18, right in time for Halloween. It is directed by Parker Finn, who directed the first Smile film in 2022, and the 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, which formed the basis for its feature length debut.


The 2024 sequel also stars Lukas Gage, Kyle Gallner, Rosemarie DeWitt and more.

The first Smile centered on a psychiatrist (played by Sosie Bacon) who is tormented after witnessing a traumatic incident with a patient haunted by the Terror. Whoever witnesses someone else’s death at the hands of the entity becomes its next victim to be driven to suicide.

The film – buoyed by a viral promotional campaign – turned out to be a surprise hit, with early viewers sharing positive reactions. One Twitter user said they felt Smile was “a mix between Hereditary and It Follows” which they called “two of my favourite horror films of recent times”. Others called it the best horror film of that year, while others acknowledged that while it had elements of past horror films in it, it was able to “create its own paradigm”, and was praised for its originality.