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: Chris Bailey, Scott Wills, Rebecca Hobbs, Roy Ward, Katrina Browne, Michael Dwyer, Jon Brazier, Tim Barlow, Christopher Graham, Beth Allen, 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, Tau Luke, Steve Hall, Sara Pivac, Sam Wallace, Vanessa Byrnes, Aaron Buskin
Director: Scott Reynolds