Smile and the World…….Runs!

I don’t know if it’s all this talk of Halloween but I got to thinking about the terror that can be found in a truly evil smile. You know what I mean, the mouth is turned up at the edges but the eyes belong to someone who wants to do unspeakable things to you (and not in a good way!). Therefore, in the spirit of sharing and maybe scaring the crap out of you I thought I’d put together some of my favourites (and by favourites I mean those that, after the first viewing, gave me nightmares for weeks…….

This guy really gave me the willies and yet, when I was looking at stills this morning, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why and then I found this clip……shudders!

The gentlemen

I was a huge fan of Buffy (or, more accurately Angel and Spike) but never found it particularly creepy….until I watched the episode with The Gentlemen. These guys floated along bestowing murderous smiles on all those they encountered. If memory serves Buffy bought them to justice by making their heads explode although I can’t quite remember why…can you?



Fear of a two foot high plastic doll defies all logic but fear of one that’s alive and has a smile like this makes perfect sense!

Heres Johnny

Here’s Johnny! I watched The Shining again fairly recently and was thoroughly bored for the first 45 minutes or so but then the pace picked up, Jack Nicholson got his crazy on and I remembered why it’s such a bloody terrifying film! Handsome though he was, that’s not a smile you’d want to see!


So, there you have it, my top picks for ‘completely manic, deranged and likely to cause an unfortunate trouser incident’ smiles. What have I missed?

Let me know, I’d love to hear from you :O)

Lisa x












  26 comments for “Smile and the World…….Runs!

  1. October 31, 2018 at 9:28 am

    From my limited experience of horror genre, I think you have covered it all. 😱

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    • October 31, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Ah yes, sorry, I forgot you’re not a fan xx

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      • October 31, 2018 at 10:08 am

        Nopes. I do like the suspense thriller kinda movies.

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      • October 31, 2018 at 10:15 am

        Yep me too, more than horror movies actually. One of the best for me was Primal Fear – check it out if you haven’t seen it, it’s a great film :O) x

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      • October 31, 2018 at 10:16 am

        I think I may have already seen it. Will check it. Thanks

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      • October 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

        Probably, it’s a pretty old film :O) x

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  2. October 31, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Oh wow, ouch, I’d forgotten about all of those horrible smiles !!! I’m locking all the doors and windows tonight, and hoping my dreamtime doesn’t turn into nightmares, I still haven’t recovered from the Exorcist 45 years ago !!!

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    • October 31, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Yep I think that was the one that started it all for most of us ;O) Keep safe Ivor :O) xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. October 31, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I’ll just hide behind the sofa with my blanket!

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  4. blindzanygirl
    October 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    In my experience you don’t need to look at movies to see those cruel smiles – in fact, in my experience, the cruellest smiles have always come from vicars, priests etc. Trye! Honest!

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    • October 31, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Yep reality is often more terrifying than any film! Xx

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      • blindzanygirl
        October 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm

        I know. I once knew a VERY seedy vicar. Lol

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      • October 31, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        Oohhhh! That doesn’t sound good 😳

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      • blindzanygirl
        October 31, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        Nope lol. I’ve met a few actually lol

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  5. October 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Waah. Happy Halloween, darling. I am feeling a creepy vibe in this post. Ha ha.

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  6. October 31, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Yeh I did the shining again, gave up, one of those that gets better in the memory.

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  7. October 31, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Here is, to me, the most terrifying smile of them all.

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  8. October 31, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I used to work for The Gentlemen. They appeared creepier than they actually were. It just took some getting used to. πŸ˜±πŸ‘½

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  9. November 1, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Wonderful selection! Huge Buffy/Angel fan here too!

    I have never persevered past the first 30 minutes of the Shining I’m afraid…

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    • November 1, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Stick with it Darren, the nail biting terror of the last half hour is totally worth it ;O) xx


  10. November 3, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Ahh yes the gentlemen were so scary!!! Awesome list!

    Liked by 1 person

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