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The Ugly (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  1 May 1998 (USA)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Rotondo ...
Paul Glover ...
Phillip
Christopher Graham ...
Robert (as Chris Graham)
Darien Takle ...
Marge
Rebecca Hobbs ...
Roy Ward ...
Dr. Marlowe
Cath McWhirter ...
Helen Ann Millar
Carolyn Beaver ...
Helen's friend
Caelem Pope ...
Simon, aged 4
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Evelyn Cartwright
Finn Johnsen ...
Future cop
Phillip Brown ...
Future cop
Tau Luke ...
Future cop
Tim Barlow ...
Police photographer
Sam Wallace ...
Simon, aged 13
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Simon is a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state. Dr.Karen Shoemaker wants to get through to him and starts visiting him in the hospital, and his previous life comes to us in flashbacks. Written by Anonymous

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A subversive incursion into human mind perversions! See more »

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Rated R for gruesome gory murders, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Dr. Karen Shoemaker: [frustrated] Who are the visitors?
Simon Cartwright: My victims.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: Your victims? And do they all come visiting together?
Simon Cartwright: All of them.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: Is it like a big picnic?
Simon Cartwright: Don't fucking belittle me.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: Then stop trying to bullshit me. You're being visited by a bunch of dead corpses? And you keep killing, so there's more of them to harass you next time.
Simon Cartwright: Just stop.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: What's inside your head?
Simon Cartwright: Just fuckin' stop!
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Pure brilliance in filmaking and editing
5 July 1999 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Wow! This film is strange in format in that the first time you view it, it can leave you a little confused or flustered and can come off as just another horror film. But the beauty is...it isn't. This film was designed to be watched multiple times with the use of the pause button. As odd as it seems, Scott Reynolds has left numerous clues (read easter eggs) throughout that completely explain the ending and all the events that lead up to it. Between subliminal images hidden in the rapid cuts and well placed scenes that seem extraneous at first, The Ugly delivers with a brilliant storyline that makes perfect sense as long as you devote the time to a second or third viewing. It's well worth it, every time.


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