A string of accidental drownings along with “smiley face” graffiti nearby where the victims were found.
Coincidence? Perhaps. For many years, conspiracy theories run rampant on whether these multiple deaths are accidental or an act of a serial killer—or serial killers.
In Smiley Face Killers, this fictional narrative movie uses the conspiracy serial killer theory in a slasher tradition.
The film stars Ronen Rubinstein (Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star), Mia Serafino (NBC’s Crowded), and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland). Tim Hunter (River’s Edge) directed the movie from the script written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho).
Here’s the official synopsis:
As a strange wave of mysterious drownings of male college students plagues the California coast, Jake Graham (Rubinstein) struggles to keep his life together at school. Finding himself stalked by a hooded figure (Glover) driving an unmarked van, Jake fears he may be the next victim in the killers’ horrific spree.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actors Ronen Rubinstein and Mia Serafino. We talked about the real-life accidents/murders, and their conflicted character relationship in the film.
Ronen Rubinstein portrays T.K. Strand in the popular television series 9-1-1: Lone Star as a regular cast member. In 2016, he played Alex Powell in Freeform’s Dead of Summer. Also, he made appearances in several films, including No Escape, Bushwick Beats, Smartass, and Condemned.
Mia Serafino played Sky in the web series Airport Security Squad and NBC’s Crowded as Stella Moore. She made appearances in numerous television shows, including Stitchers, Shameless, Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Franklin & Bash.
Lionsgate releases Smiley Face Killers on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.
Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Lionsgate