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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Phillip
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Robert
Darien Takle ...
Marge
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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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Rated R for gruesome gory murders, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Director Scott Reynolds changes things up by making all of the blood in the movie a dark, black color. Author John Kenneth Muir writes in his book, Horror Films of the 1990s, about how this visual cue may suggest that Simon never saw his victims as being human, making it easier for him to kill. See more »

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Simon Cartwright: [struggling against the handcuffs] Can we take these off? I haven't hurt anyone in six years.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: It says here you attacked an orderly.
Simon Cartwright: He burnt me with a cigarette.
Dr. Karen Shoemaker: He's in a wheelchair now!
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Written by Karl Steven
Performed by Supergroove
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Great little movie from NEW ZEALAND, not Australia
25 May 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I was attracted to the Ugly mostly because of its title, which just sounded really good to me. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest, as the film's characters, lighting, pacing, dialogue, and style completely blew me away. The acting is superb, especially from Paolo Rotondo. In addition to all this, the New Zealand accents made it really appealing to me.


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