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The Ugly (1997)

 -  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

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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Authentically original and twisted little gem.
15 May 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Ugly" is one of the best horror/thrillers I have ever seen.I think that it ranks up with such terrifying genre classics like "Maniac" or "Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer".Paolo Rotondo plays Simon,a psychopathic serial killer who,having been abused by his domineering mother as a kid,decides to murder lots of people."The Ugly" is a really suspenseful,psychologically disturbing film which has to be seen to be believed.It's also very violent,even by today's standards-the killings(mostly razor slashings)are cold blooded and brutal.Sure,the blood is black,but it goes well with dreamlike atmosphere of the film.The acting is excellent,especially the performance by Paolo Rotondo is amazing.Simon is the guy we worry about finding hiding behind our doors when we come home late at night.The guys like he really exist in our world.All in all I'd wholeheartedly recommend "The Ugly" for those who want something much more intelligent and unsettling than any mainstream slasher flick.10 out of 10.


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