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Guy Who Made 4chan the Villain of His Slasher Film Shocked by 4chan Backlash

Mr. Gallagher (Photo: IMDB)

Michael Gallagher just wanted to tap into the zeitgeist.

The 23-year-old filmmaker–known for his popular YouTube series, Totally Sketchis about to release his first full-length feature film, a low budge horror flick called SmileyBut what should amount to buzzy excitement leading up to the film’s launch has been eclipsed by personal attacks on Mr. Gallagher made by notorious message board 4chan and hacktivist collective Anonymous.

The reason? Mr. Gallagher painted both 4chan and Anonymous as the villains of Smiley. Obviously, this didn’t sit well with either group. Read More