The Ugly (1997) Movie Review

The Ugly (1997)

1997 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama
93 minutes /

User Score: 43/100

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The Ugly Review


A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.

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)

Title: The Ugly
Year: 1997
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.1/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: John Steemson, Tim Barlow, Paolo Rotondo, Mike Dwyer, Paul Glover, Oliver Hodges, Chris Graham, Christopher Graham, Beth Allen, Darien Takle, Gary Mackay, Rebecca Hobbs, Shane Bessant, Roy Ward, Katrina Browne, 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, Jon Brazier, Steve Hall
Writers: Scott Reynolds
Director: Scott Reynolds

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