A modern retelling of the norse mythology. Fr. Mike (Wes Studi) has hidden a piece of Thor's hammer from Lok-eye, a viking warlock. Lok-eye kidnaps three children every spring and forces their mothers to find his prize. The only one immune to the Warlock's powers is Eric Thornton, called The Ugly One since he was a child. Eric only wants to win The Steel Gloves, an all out fight contest with a prize trip away from the madness. Fr.Mike must convince Eric to defeat the Warlock and save the very people who have treated him so cruelly his whole life. Written by
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Patrick Moug's The Ugly One was a unique and fresh take on a much-used genre. Horror movies can be a dime-a-dozen, but this one combined a creepy vibe as well as an intelligent storyline. The movie had great production values and used varied and interesting locations, creating an atmosphere of a much bigger budget movie. I was impressed by the use of so many outdoor settings without the washed out look that normally comes with these kinds of shots. The night shots must have been very difficult to get as well. The use of digital film enhanced the professional feel of this movie. The plot was surprising and well thought out. The score was professional and well suited to the plot purposes.
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next from this talented filmmaker.
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