Scott Reynolds wrote and directed this artistic, imaginative, yet surprisingly unknown Aussie slasher flick about Simon Cartwright (Paolo Rotundo). Simon is an incarcerated serial killer who has requested that newly famous psychiatrist Dr. Schumaker (Rebecca Hobbs) re-evaluate him. You get to see Simon’s troubled childhood and previous murders through flashbacks as Dr. Schumaker searches for the reason behind his insanity. One begins to feel a kind of pity for Simon when we see how his hand is forced by the dark power known only as The Ugly. The ending has a twist, and is somewhat hard for most people to draw a conclusion from. However, this is definately a must see film, and one of my personal favorites.
About The Ugly (1997)
Starring: Scott Wills, Chris Bailey, Rebecca Hobbs, Roy Ward, Katrina Browne, Jon Brazier, Tim Barlow, Darien Takle, Gary Mackay, Shane Bessant, Cath McWhirter, Yvonne Dudman, Carolyn Beaver, Frances Chan, Caelem Pope, Jenny Rushton, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Matt Cornelius, Finn Johnsen, Hugh D'Calveley, Phillip Brown, Michael Dwyer, Tau Luke, Steve Hall, Sara Pivac, Sam Wallace, Vanessa Byrnes, Aaron Buskin, David Baxter, Paolo Rotondo
Director: Scott Reynolds